Cheque fate

Tulkinghorn feels compelled to clarify the situation regarding Eversheds' finances.

Embarrassingly for the firm, it has been having a few problems with cheques bouncing at the bank. This led to all sorts of spurious allegations that the firm was suffering from a cash crisis. But Tulkinghorn is here to inform you that it is nothing so sensational. It's all down to some new printers that haven't been making particularly good first impressions.

Apparently, the printers have been putting incorrect barcodes on Eversheds' cheques, stopping them from being automatically cleared. Oops.