Separated at birth

“He’s a quirky little man, but I’ve grown to like him very much.” Now, does this refer to Herbert Smith’s new senior partner, litigation legend David Gold, or the idiosyncratic and inquisitive Belgian detective Hercule Poirot? Tulkinghorn for one can’t tell them apart. Exercising those little grey cells will be all the more important now the man that also inspired Spandau Ballet’s 1980s hit is at the Herbert Smith helm (altogether now, “Gooooooold!”). Now, whenever there’s an inexplicably complex crime of any sort in the vicinity of Liverpool St, the rozzers will know where to turn.