Champagne Charlies

Last Tuesday (24 January) saw the cream of the legal market descend on the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel in Holborn for The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 party. Lawyers of every flavour rubbed shoulders and swapped war stories as the champagne oiled the tongues. All in all, a great night for legal hacks.

Some of Tulkinghorn’s favourite snippets included Kirkland & Ellis‘s David Eich and Clifford Chance‘s Rod McGillivray bemoaning their singleton state and asking whether they might possibly be auctioned off as dates later on in the evening; Freshfields’ Tim Jones, Clifford Chance’s Peter Charlton and Ashurst‘s Charlie Geffen all being very protective over Locog’s Charlie Wijeratna; Dundas & Wilson‘s outgoing senior partner Neil Cochran revealing that he nearly left the firm in a box after narrowly missing being shot on holiday by drunken wild boar hunters; Tony Angel and Peter Charlton deep in conversation earnestly discussing lockstep reform; Hunton & Williams’ Mathew Williams revealing how he lost a stone in three weeks by being on the ‘eat less diet’; RollOnFriday’s Matthew Rhodes bursting into Schubert in the bar; Norton Rose‘s Sean Twomey challenging all and sundry to 12 rounds in the ring; and Eversheds‘ John Heaps taking the mick out of the College of Law’s Nigel Savage for the crime of hailing from Worksop.