Penmanship a coveted skill at one law firm

SILVERMAN Sherliker founding partner Chris Sherliker is one of the most followed legal eagles on Twitter, clocking up an impressive 16,048 followers on his Twitter page and even managing to knock out the odd smiley face in a recent tweet that The Capitalist spotted. So one would think that Sherliker would be keen to pioneer a tech-friendly application process for the firm’s trainee programme.

A glance at Silverman Sherliker’s website, however, suggests otherwise.

In a somewhat draconian statement the solicitor stipulates that: “Candidates are asked to complete and return the application form to us IN WRITING – NOT TYPED” unless they have a medical condition.