Wilberforce Chambers invited a select group of clients and The Lawyer along for a night of 10-pin bowling last Thursday (3 November).
All was going swimmingly until suddenly, out of nowhere, a bunch of local hoodies declared war on the bowling alley. The group (Tulkinghorn is reliably informed they were not former clients) started lobbing fireworks in through the front door, causing barristers, solicitors and hangers-on to dive for cover.
Jonathan Seitler QC commented: “There aren’t many chambers marketing events where you arrive thinking that you’re only going to meet lawyers and you leave grateful that you didn’t meet your maker.”
Despite the dangers, the games went on in true Brit style. Private client supremos Withers won the day, while Tulkinghorn’s very own Antipodean scribe David Middleton won the individual prize, with a whopping 257 points.
Christina Kalogirou from the Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw/Aon team scooped the female prize, but Tulkinghorn reckons Wilberforce’s marketing manager Lynn Wainright must have exempted herself, such was the volume of her strikes. Squire & Co and the imaginatively-named Ashurst Alleycats also won places on the podium.