Over at Berwin Leighton Paisner, the receptionists deserved an award for bravery for not wilting in the face of clients demanding the cricket score when all outside internet access had been denied during the climactic Monday.
Taylor Wessing may have had its name plastered all over the boundary boards at the Oval, but incredibly there was no corporate hospitality on the nail-biting Monday. Perhaps a lack of due diligence regarding how this most eventful of series was likely to turn out, or how long the game was going to last?
Was all of Freshfields empty on Tuesday or was it just Mark Rawlinson's office? The corporate partner and newly-installed chair of the corporate group's energy, transport, logistics (basically anything dirty) team cancelled everything to cheer on the England cricket team as they made their way down Fleet Street. A case of getting one's priorities right.
Shame that SJ Berwin hadn't moved to its new City offices in time to join the Ashes celebratory throng. The lawyers will just have to settle for ogling the shiny new cars in the Alan Day showroom below from January.
At least Commonwealth Law Conference chair Peter Williamson got into the spirit of things, celebrating the Ashes victory by wearing his MCC tie. But it was obviously a touchy subject for Aussie Chris Roper, director of the College of Law of Australia, who told our College of Law's Nigel Savage that talking about the cricket was not on the agenda.