Anyone who’s ever watched the post-pub quiz show Distraction (come on, there must be one) will be familiar with the unique skills possessed by comedian Jimmy Carr. Carr is a master at making people laugh at things they know they shouldn’t. Often very, very difficult or even taboo subjects which make the participants hugely uncomfortable. Handily, these skills are eminently transferable, hence the success of Carr’s alter ego, Eversheds head of arbitration Stewart Shackleton. Tulkinghorn is convinced that Shackleton’s alternative dispute resolution sessions must be a hoot.