Indian torture

Tulkinghorn was delighted to attend White & Case's client party at Vinopolis last week. On arrival he was searching for his name badge and he was delighted to see among the invitees Mandy's old mates, the Hinduja brothers.

Mrs Tulkinghorn is always keen for the family to mix with others of similar wealth and influence and any friend of the Queen is surely a friend of ours.

Despite the Hindujas' flirting with New Labour, Tulkinghorn was keen to make the esteemed brothers' acquaintance. As the night grew old, however, it became increasingly obvious that White & Case just doesn't have the pull of New Labour and that Tulkinghorn would just have to wait for the next party at the Palace to meet India's favourite sons. Law firm parties just aren't what they used to be.