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Tulkinghorn is aware that the vogue is for new job titles among the serried ranks of legal drones, but congratulations are surely due to the PR team at Leboeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae for coming up with yet another post.
One of Tulkinghorn's scribes had occasion to follow up a recent press announcement from the US giant concerning the expansion of its London capital markets practice "with a new partner".
Reasonably, the scribe enquired whether the hire had also been a partner at his previous firm.
"No," came the response. "He was a Very Senior Associate."
This career progression lark is getting far too confusing.