Rubbing salt

Poor old Simmons & Simmons, the firm really is in the wars these days, what with partner de-equitisations and Robert Schon suing for anti-semitism.

Now the firm has had to cancel its high-profile talk and drinks evening on the Three Rivers privilege case. Scheduled for last Tuesday (9 November), with what the invitation described as a “mystery judge” (one of the judges involved in the case, perhaps?), the evening had to be cancelled when it emerged that the judgment would not in fact be out until Thursday (11 November).

Worse still, when Simmons sent an email out last Friday (12 November) saying the event would be rescheduled, the firm emailed not just the lawyers who had been invited, but also lawyers who had asked about the event and had previously been told there was not enough room to accommodate them. Oops.