IT has been a good week for:

Plymouth law firm Foot & Bowden, which netted itself an unusual client after a fishing boat caught a stray Ministry of Defence unmanned submarine in its nets. The firm is helping the fishermen claim a £150,000 salvage fee from the Government.

Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Hunt, who received the unexpected privilege of being invited to join Tony Blair's cabinet as a junior whip. That is until the Beachcroft Stanleys managing partner informed embarrassed officials at 10 Downing Street that they had got hold of the wrong Lord Hunt.

Slaughter and May, which was in its secretive element when it played host to a series of clandestine meetings with representatives of the leading Premiership football clubs which may, or may not, take part in a breakaway European superleague.