The glare of publicity can often be a heavy cross to bear, as Tulkinghorn himself is only too aware. Special sympathy should therefore go to Allen & Overy's head of property Adam Cleal, who featured in a recent story about the launch of the firm's new German real estate group. Somewhat chuffed with the piece, Cleal took a copy of The Lawyer home to show his children. But instead of a chorus of "well done Daddy", Cleal's cheeky offspring proceeded to memorise his quotes from the piece. The phrase "We're taking this very seriously" seemed to have particular resonance with the little darlings as they gleefully tormented him. What must one do to impress the youth of today?