Sober as a judge

Whoever said lawyers weren’t of strong will and high moral fibre hasn’t met Herbert Smith planning partner Matthew White.

While most of us delude ourselves with some sort of New Year’s resolution to drink less, which inevitably lasts all of 24 hours, White has set himself a two-month goal.

Dubious at first, Tulkinghorn couldn’t help but be impressed when White went the whole night of The Hot 100 party without touching the champers – and for once the lawyers weren’t buying.

His motivation? A bet with CMS Cameron McKenna Eastern Europe business development bod Tom Kingsley. His prize? A bottle of wine. Tulkinghorn just hopes it’s a very, very good bottle.