Accommodation in Cannes last week was at a premium, causing some firms a little consternation finding suitable homes for all their lawyers.
The limited accommodation forced several lawyers to share accommodation. Yes, Tulkinghorn was shocked too. A week attending cocktail parties in Cannes while roughing it in shared accommodation? Tulkinghorn’s deepest sympathy goes out to all those forced to attend.
The accommodation crisis was of particular concern to one German lawyer at a top 10 UK firm. On being informed that he would have to share an apartment, his immediate response was to ask whether he was going to have to share a bed with his colleague – and if so, to insist that his fellow lawyer took a daily shower.
You really can’t be too careful in the wilds of Cannes.