Problematical sabbatical

Tulkinghorn had been following newly qualified barrister Tom Brennan’s high-profile fight against NatWest for alleged extortionate charges for breaching overdraft limits with much interest.

So much interest, in fact, that Tulkinghorn thought it might be a good plan to interview the chap.

Alas, tracking Brennan down proved much harder than expected, as he is not, apparently, a member of any chambers.

This confused Tulkinghorn for, in the press reports he has read, Brennan has claimed to be “on sabbatical” when asked which chambers he is with.

But Tom, don’t you need to be a member of chambers before you can take a sabbatical? Sadly, Brennan couldn’t be contacted for comment…