For three years now Allen & Overy (A&O) has kept alive heathen practices that Tulkinghorn believed had been all but eradicated by Queen Victoria and were only still to be found in splintered cells of long-hairs and dissidents at musical festivals.
In their formative and tender years, A&O LPC students are subjected to rituals such as drumming on bongo drums in a circle to build their team spirit. And all this while garbed in and sullying the time-honoured smart casual attire of the profession.
‘Get them while they’re young’ has always been one of Tulkinghorn’s many credos, but he believes the firm is going about it in completely the wrong manner, creating a generation of trainees-to-be who would rather sit around a campfire singing Kum Ba Yah and smoking marijuana cigarettes than polish the shoes of the profession’s finest.
A most worrying state of affairs.