A fine balance

At this time of year, it’s understandable if work takes something of a backseat.

What with all the present buying, turkey stuffing and wine mulling to be done, that massive bit of corporate M&A work that’ll keep your kids in ermine pyjamas until their dotage can probably wait ’til the New Year.

So it is with that attitude that we take a look back at what some of our favourite lawyers get up to when they’re not stuck at the office after the last tube leaves Bank station.

The Lawyer’s work-life quizzes in 2010 provided the usual mix of the bizarre, the funny and the downright disturbing.

In October, for example, we discovered why Serle Court’s Josh Machell shouldn’t be allowed to work with kids (see story).

May brought the curious revelation that Hardwicke Chambers’ Colm Nugent thinks that he is Doc Brown from the Back to the Future films (bless) (see story).

While in July, it emerged that Pinsent Masons partner Clive Seddon just Loves to Boogie (see story).

Best of all, however, was the revelation that part of Fountain Court’s Deepak Nambisan’s training involved learning how to pass cigarettes between two pimps in speeding cars on the motorway (see story).

It’s the kind of thing you just can’t learn at BPP.