Tulkinghorn has always been more than happy to sympathise over the long hours today's lawyers are forced to work, but he was rather perplexed when one of his scribes was unable to find a single Eversheds partner to talk to about the firm's international strategy midway through a Friday afternoon.
The hack called to Eversheds' PR department, only to be told that there was no one available to comment on the story that The Lawyer was about to publish. But fair enough - the PR had a perfectly reasonable explanation. "They all go home early on a Friday because their weeks are so intense," she said.
That's okay then. For a minute, Tulkinghorn was feeling rather paranoid that they just didn't want to talk about it.