Venice the menace

Tulkinghorn’s spies at the recent European PPP Forum in Venice reported recently that certain lawyers came away from the gala dinner on Saturday night tired, emotional and… er… wet.

Standing on the jetty waiting for the last ferry back to the San Clemente Palace, situated on an island in the lagoon, one hapless DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary lawyer not only missed the ferry, he missed the jetty too.

Clutching wildly as he felt his balance go overboard, the true-born gentleman pulled a female partner in with him as he fell, leaving both conference-goers red-faced, wet-skinned and in need of new suits. Probably not the impression DLA Piper was hoping to create when it decided to sponsor the conference.