Doppelgänger clanger

Mrs Tulkinghorn was in turn astounded and then relieved by the latest news flying from Coudert Bros.

Preceding competition specialist Dominique Brault’s departure from Courdert’s Paris office for Herbies was none other than her husband, Tulkinghorn himself, who was off to join White & Case. The poor dear was beside herself until she spotted her mistake – it was in fact the firm’s head of arbitration, Michael Polkinghorne, who was leaving. How she laughed.