Obiter is a big fan of the Manchester PI firm Express Solicitors, which has a penchant for curious publicity stunts.

Earlier this year a snapper caught embarrassed staff posing somewhat redundantly next to a large train (an Express train, geddit?). Now we have this, designed to mark the opening of a new £1m office. We are somewhat concerned at the attempt to get everyone holding the big scissors/pliers (?) and the wilful disregard for safety this demonstrates, as one chap contemplates the imminent loss of his fingers.

Who wants to see a picture of a lawyer with his digits in danger? We think we just answered our own question.