Mouldy, cold and dough

It’s not been an easy year for the laid-off associates at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft. A total of 131 had to pack up their belongings and find jobs elsewhere as tough times turned into redundancies.

But spare a thought for those who are left. Managing partner Bob Link, for example, still has a job and earns enough for him to purchase a $6m (£3.27m) home in the exclusive ­holiday destination of Southampton, New York.

But sadly all is not rosy for Link and his new home. Rather than ­sunning himself by his new swimming pool, Link has been forced to sue the property’s developers for $60,000 (£32,700) after claiming the property has bad plumbing and construction defects.

Apparently there’s a “build-up of moisture and flooding, mould and mildew problems in the basement”.

Tulkinghorn doesn’t quite understand what all the fuss is about – in Southampton, England, Tulkinghorn would just get one of his assistants to mop up the mould and mildew.

Ah, hold on, Link probably has none left.