The Norton Rose lawyers gathered last week with The Lawyer reporters were no shrinking violets. Clearly knowing their interlocutory relief from their asset tracing, they could navigate a courtroom with the fearlessness of a predator. With an elegance reminiscent of a Roman army victory, champagne and the finest wines were served alongside the tastiest meats and vegetables for these mighty doyens of the court floor. Bowled over they were, however, when the plates were swept away to be replaced by… a plate of KitKats and TimeOut biscuits. Reprimanded chefs, facing rebellion from the firm's stalwarts, quickly assembled plates of tiny chocolates, and the Trojans of law bellowed a sigh of relief.