Oh, those canny clerks. Tulkinghorn never fails to be impressed at their ingenuity, particularly when it comes to getting invited to the most exclusive party of the year, The Lawyer's own Hot 100 bash, taking place tonight (18 March). Head of 20 Essex Street and one of this year's chosen ones Iain Milligan QC and his clerk Ian Lee were contacted by the event organisers to check on the attendance of their respective partners. Cunning clerk Mathew Kesbey took the call and gave details of Milligan's wife, then quickly gave his own name as Lee's partner. Tulkinghorn feels obliged to point out, for the record, that Mr Lee is happily married to Gill, with whom he has two children.