Nile counsel

Warning! Even if you’re in disguise, Tulkinghorn will track you down.

Last month one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes was invited to take part in a murder mystery night as one of the characters and, happy to oblige, he trooped along to a restaurant in North London to play Herr Kutz (yes, lovers of Sid James and Kenneth Williams-style puns and innuendo would have been in heaven, as the entire cast was full of characters straight out of Carry On Tutankhamun).

The play, staged by a company called Big Monty Productions, was entirely unconnected to the legal market. The hack was entirely in non-legal market mode. But it took him less than 10 minutes to discover that the mysterious Egyptian Aseema Feet, who was sporting sunglasses, a robe and a fez, was in fact none other than the senior partner of one of North London’s leading commercial firms, Martin Shepherd & Co.

“How on earth did you find me?” a somewhat startled, but entirely good-humoured, Mike Salida asked Tulkinghorn’s minion after he was unearthed. “Yes, it was me, and I’m not ashamed to say that I really enjoyed it. I always believe that if you’re going to do something you should do it properly.”

Tulkinghorn is only grateful it wasn’t The Full Monty.