French polishing off

Tulkinghorn was disappointed to miss the Law Society’s media dinner the night before the annual conference in Birmingham.

Held at celebrity chef Raymond Blanc’s brasserie Le Petit Blanc, the dinner was by all accounts a lively affair. The party of 14 journalists and press officers consumed an entire practising certificate’s worth of French cuisine, the bill coming to an impressive £990.

The fun continued on Friday night with the gala dinner, attended by many delegates and speaker and accompanied by a river of champagne. All in all, a nice antidote to the serious question of the day – “Making Legal Aid Work.”