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Associates are always grumbling about having to work too much. It’s a fact of legal life. But it seems it’s not just the juniors putting in the hard yakka.

One overworked senior project finance partner at a US firm is so up against it that he’s given Tulkinghorn a bright idea.

“I’ve just worked 31 days straight,” he moaned. “My secretary had to tell me how many it was, I’d lost count. Do you know any good mid-level associates? There’s a big bonus in it for you if you do.”

So, for the record, Tulkinghorn is considering a career change to headhunter. Candidates please apply at the usual address.