Quiz mania appears to have struck, at least at Tulkinghorn Towers.
Following last week’s report of The Lawyer team’s own outstanding success at Richards Butler’s sports quiz, held at Madame Tussauds, reports of famous brain-power victories came flooding in.
Tulkinghorn’s favourite comes from the corporate recovery quiz team from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which, with a little help from some of its litigation colleagues, recently won the prestigious Ernst & Young Laser Team Annual Quiz. Not only that, but this is for the second year running!
It was, by all accounts, a closely-fought contest, but BLP eventually triumphed over tough competition from the likes of Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and Freshfields, having fielded questions on such diverse subjects as Cockney rhyming slang, the names of all the members of Take That (a tough one that) and the exact location of some very random places in the UK, including everybody’s favourite, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy-rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Victory at the Elvis-themed quiz night (complete with a quizmaster doing a disturbingly accurate impression of a Vegas-era Elvis while donning a rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuit) was secured with an impressive showing in the final round that inevitably focused on the life and works of the King himself.
The pressure is already mounting for the team to complete a hat trick at next year’s event.