Tulkinghorn understands that there is nothing lawyers like more than a good crisis meeting, possibly lasting for many hours. But when one ignores all calls, including that of Mother Nature, problems must surely be on the horizon.
Tulkinghorn would respectfully draw readers' attention to one IP partner at Baker & McKenzie whose secretary declared he would not be leaving the meeting room at any point during the day - not even to have lunch or go to the toilet. As far as Tulkinghorn knows, he's still in there. With a bucket, one hopes.