Game plan

Rumours that Dewey partners were deserting the firm like rats were flying around last week, despite the firm having broken off relations with Darth Baxter at the last minute two weeks previously.

Top-billing London partner Camille Abousleiman was the prime focus until last Wednesday (17 January), when at last he broke cover and headed for Leboeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. But not before Tulkinghorn had followed up a rumour that he was joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

“News to me,” claimed Gibson Dunn partner James Ashe-Taylor. “But his son does play in the same football team as mine.” Could this be some kind of cunning forward planning involving the next generation of Abousleimans?