Fight night

Art exhibitions, music festivals and ballet performances: generally the typical high-culture events that one expects law firms to fall over themselves to sponsor.


Art exhibitions, music festivals and ballet performances: generally the typical high-culture events that one expects law firms to fall over themselves to sponsor.

But take a trip to Bethnal Green (yes, east of Spitalfields. Tulkinghorn is informed that no inoculations or currency exchanges are necessary) and you will see the proud banner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Former corporate associate and professional boxer Laura Saperstein may have left the magic circle firm for life in the ring, but there seems to be no hard feelings and Freshfields is sponsoring her in her second pro fight (for promoter Frank Maloney, no less) at York Hall on 1 February.

Well, Tulkinghorn wouldn’t want to say “no” to Laura either.