It was red faces all around at Clyde & Co this week when an unfortunate typo saw the global firm seek the services of a paralegal with excellent attention to “detials”.
The awkward blunder appears in a recent online job advertisement (screenshot below) for a paralegal vacancy within Clydes’ projects team in London. The ideal candidate, the ad explains, will have an undergraduate law degree (or equivalent), excellent communication skills and, of course, “excellent attention to detials”.
The typo was eventually brought to Clydes’ attention by one of RollonFriday‘s readers, who applied for the role and had kindly emailed the firm’s human resources department in the process. “Within the hour they had corrected it without even so much as a courtesy detail back”, the unnamed job seeker told the website. “Now I’ve been rejected for the job, feel free to publish this”.
A spokesperson for the firm told the website: “Whichever way you look at it (and spell it), attention to detail is important to us. We’re sorry for this error and thank the candidate for pointing it out.”
Of course, Clydes isn’t the first firm to fall foul of an unfortunate typo. In 2018, Legal Cheek brought you news of a legal letter circulating social media which explained how a lawyer’s colleagues may be “assfisting” with the client’s case.