Dirty tactics

Tulkinghorn has discovered that macho M&A lawyers have adopted a lethal new tactic for scaring the opposition – outsmelling them.

Partners from Slaughter and May and Macfarlanes, working two consecutive all-nighters on the Regus deal, didn't bother to avail themselves of the swanky bathroom facilities at Slaughters. As neither of the two lead partners changed their shirts for three days, the underpants department doesn't even bear thinking about. Tulkinghorn only hopes that the tea ladies at Slaughters are on danger money.