Separated at birth

Tulkinghorn is finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish between members of the magic circle. Of course, one is safe with Slaughter and May because it doesn't use an ampersand, but what about Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters & Alliance? It all came to a head last week when Tulkinghorn was deputising as picture editor. The Lawyer ran a story under the headline 'SunGard sidelines Jones Day as A&O nabs EU-Asian work', featuring A&O corporate partner Jeremy Parr. Unfortunately, Linklaters also boasts a corporate partner of the same name, who even looks like the other Parr. In the confusion, Tulkinghorn plucked for the wrong Parr, perhaps not surprising given that Parr (A&O) is happily spreading rumours that he is Parr (Linklaters), and that he no longer looks like the old Parr (A&O) anymore because he's been on a diet which makes him look more like Parr (Linklaters). In any event, Tulkinghorn would like to apologise to Parr (Linklaters) and to Parr (A&O) for using his picture (Parr, Linklaters), when he should in fact have have used Parr (A&O). For the record, the two Parrs are not related.