Stumped for answers

City slicker lawyers turned out in force at Lord’s last week for the Aspire annual charity sports quiz dinner, and Tulkinghorn was happy to support the cause as a guest with Bircham Dyson Bell (Boogie Down).

Team Boogie Down was expecting big things after setting the pace in the first round, but despite the best efforts of real estate partner Imelda Moffat, who was a whizz on the horse questions, the team finished a respectable mid-pack 26th out of 56 teams. No thanks to Tulkinghorn and his continual fluffing of the cricket questions.

In among the plethora of sports stars (but strangely no cricketers, given the venue), was a roster of firms including Allen & Overy, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Denton Wilde Sapte, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and Lawrence Graham. Lovells, Richards Butler and Simmons & Simmons also hosted tables.

And it was the Lawrence Graham team, headed by corporate recovery and restructuring head Tom Withyman, that brought home the gold, winning the quiz in a tie-breaker.

Freshfields insurance head Neil Golding was a favourite of the charity on the night, and will find himself with a lot more friends after he forked out four figures for a weekend trip and 18 holes on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry, Scotland, with 1993 British Lions and former Scotland skipper Andy Nicol.

Aspire, a charity for people with spinal injuries, raised around £120,000 from the night.