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Tulkinghorn’s lip curtains are twitching. It must be the end of Movember, the month in which his scribes grew moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer. It’s been a long, arduous slog but the results speak for themselves. Tulkinghorn doffs his cap in the direction of those who supported his moustache-growing freaks.
Well, this is a Tulkinghorn exclusive – four cheeky girls in a single picture.
Tulkinghorn had his own cheeky duo, Lawyer 2B editor Husnara Begum and reporter Corinne McPartland, meet with twin sisters Monica and Gabriela Irimia at Addleshaw Goddard’s City GoalBall event last week.
The Transylvanian pop duo added some much-needed heat to the evening, which saw 16 teams, including law firms Pinsent Masons, SJ Berwin and Simmons & Simmons, compete in a GoalBall tournament in London’s trendy Spitalfields Market. GoalBall is a Paralympic sport for blind and visually impaired athletes.
The cheeky hitmakers, who are ambassadors for the Royal London Society for the Blind, received more than a few admiring glances as they got on all fours clad in micro mini-skirts and knee-high boots to participate in the challenge.
Tulkinghorn understands that Addleshaws was so taken with the girls that the firm’s motto ‘Understanding You’ could become ‘Touch our Bums’ before the year is out.
Too latte for regrets
Outsourcing lawyer of renown Rory Graham left City life behind when he quit Morgan Lewis & Bockius last year, and he was on good form when announcing the launch of his new boutique with former Baker & McKenzie colleague Robert Coffey. The pair obviously spent thousands on branding consultants before settling on the name Coffey Graham.
The duo claims not to regret the decision despite the standard response to the name being: “That’s not a law firm, that’s an invitation.” Stick a question mark on the end and you get something that sounds like Coffee, Graham? All they need now is a competitor called Yes Please, That’d Be Great Thanks LLP.
No Cannes do
A little birdy has informed one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes about devious goings-on at Bird & Bird’s recent partner conference, which took place in lavish Cannes on the French Riviera.
The scribe understands that the firm’s financial director had trouble enjoying the bash and was busy taking credit crunch-related precautions to avoid any accusations of excess.
A diktat was sent round in advance with a long list of thrifty wheezes, including commanding partners not to order breakfast in their rooms.
The partners, taking the instructions in good spirit, spent most of the weekend trying to discover the financial director’s room number to make sure that he got hit with all the bar bills at the end of the jaunt.
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