Slip-sliding, howay

Ever the showman, former Watson Burton senior partner Andrew Hoyle can even make loading a car boot an event.

Just weeks after returning unscathed from a threemonth Harley Davidson tour of notoriously signal-free, generally traffic-hostile India, Hoyle managed to spice up an otherwise safe and unremarkable day in his native Newcastle by breaking his leg spectacularly when carrying a box to his friend’s car.

“I don’t really know how it happened, I just sort of slipped over,” Hoyle said. “But no, the irony wasn’t lost on me.”

Hoyle did not confirm whether or not he will be launching a personal injury claim using the abundant PI expertise at Watson Burton.