Lordy! It would appear the curse of the press party has struck again. Remember Herbies' ill-timed bash hosted by its once-feared litigation team last month, just days after its embarrassing defeat in Equitable? Now it's the turn of Deloitte.
The following arrived on Tulkinghorn's desk last week, just as news was breaking of the end of Deloitte's crack at the Bank of England in the BCCI courtroom saga: "Monday 5 December: savethe date! We would like to invite you to attend a Christmas drinks reception with Deloitte."