It may only be November, but that didn’t stop department stores playing cheesy carols, the lights being switched on at Oxford Street and Taylor Wessing from shouting about its charitable Christmas efforts.

Despite Christmas being more than six weeks away, the firm’s PR team is definitely on better form than their City counterparts (despite the majority of the firms taking part in similar initiatives).

Tulkinghorn received a press release about the firm allocating its Christmas card budget for homeless charity Crisis two weeks ago.

Tulkinghorn would like to commend Taylor Wessing on its charitable efforts and, although good deeds are what Christmas is all about, are genuine acts of kindness slightly clouded by publicity and the expectation of gratitude?