Hidden agenda

Trowers & Hamlins may have won the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s Lawyer Awards, but the partners remain shy, retiring types.

At least that’s the interpretation placed by Tulkinghorn on the latest snippet to emerge from the current swan of the UK legal market.

A mole recently mentioned to Tulkinghorn that one particularly reticent Trowers partner had been on holiday recently kicking back on the beach when along the sand he spied another Trowers partner heading his way.

His immediate, knee-jerk (and somewhat bizarre) reaction? To fling his arms protectively around his person.

Clearly, at least one of the legal market’s newly anointed elite appears determined to maintain Trowers’ traditional under-the-covers approach.