How the West was fun

What would you do with six months’ full-paid gardening leave? Tulkinghorn would invest in a fine case of oak-aged scotch and spend one half-year sipping it. Not so IP partner Nicola Dagg, who was faced with the same question after leaving the Lovells partnership for Allen & Overy (A&O).

She instead trained as a cowgirl in the wilds of Montana. Far away from the comforts of the City, Nicola learnt how to lasso steers, spit tobacco and play cards with the sheriff. All essential skills for life at A&O, thinks Tulkinghorn. Yee ha!