Lawyer mocked over interview

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

A lawyer in UK firm Ashurst's Abu Dhabi office has been the subject of a well-earned mocking after boasting about his status symbols to a local newspaper.As reported by rollonfriday, the…

A lawyer in UK firm Ashurst's Abu Dhabi office has been the subject of a well-earned mocking after boasting about his status symbols to a local newspaper.

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As reported by rollonfriday, the associate, Robin Hickman, first tried to gain readers' sympathy with tales of his father who wasn't well off. Oh, his father apparently still owned a squash club and a Porsche - but I'm sure it wasn't the latest model.

He then proceeded to discuss some of his own latest purchases, which included a Rolex Daytona - worth about a month's salary. "They are very rare because Rolex doesn't make many of them, and I found this one by chance in Bangkok. There is a five-year waiting list for these watches," he explained to anyone still reading. He also found a way to slip in a mention of his limited edition Boxster S R360 Spyder. ""I never expected to own a sports car at the age of 26. To say my dad was jealous is an understatement," he humbly explained.

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A spokesperson from Ashurst gave it their best shot to distance the firm from the interview, saying "the interview was undertaken in a personal capacity, and our staff are at liberty to spend their salaries as they see fit".

Rollonfriday.com discussion board comments included: "What a twat", "Lets face it, he did this because he thought it would bag him some chicks", and "Sounds like a tool to me".

Sounds like a tool to Folklaw too.

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