Going down in the world

Is Clifford Chance‘s new building about to disappear?

That’s right folks, Canary Wharf, Clifford Chance’s new home and that paean to corporate riches, is, it seems, going the way of Atlantis. Apparently there’s a distinct lack of terra firma beneath the old brownfield site, now a glittering metropolis full of bankers and lawyers. According to a geologist friend of Tulkinghorn, the area has sunk a couple of inches over the past few years.

And it won’t just be poor old Clifford Chance lawyers up to their eyeballs in sludge: Skadden and Allen & Overy could soon find themselves paddling to work in a gondola (although that might not be such a bad thing – cab drivers still can’t find their way around the place for love nor money).