Jumpers and goalposts

Most lawyers are content with going to the gym once or twice a week to sweat out a sambuca hangover.

Not so Gómez-Acebo & Pombo lawyer Carlota Castrejana. Earlier this month Castrejana won the triple jump gold medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

The lovely Carlota not only won the gold medal, she broke the Spanish record with a leap of 14.6 metres. And what’s more, she’s in good company. The firm’s senior partner and IBA president Fernando Pombo has won five Spanish sailing championships.

Carlota joined the firm in 2006 and “astonishingly, her results have improved”, according to a release from Gómez-Acebo’s press office.

It makes Tulkinghorn wonder what it’s putting in the office coffee machine. And whether it has some left over to send to Tulkinghorn Towers.

The UK legal market’s riposte came in the form of a group of associates from Denton Wilde Sapte, which is planning to take on the local legal talent in a series of football matches in Valencia.

Tulkinghorn wishes them well and hopes that they do not find themselves up against the might of Gómez-Acebo.