The other day one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes found himself with SJ Berwin senior partner Jonathan Blake discussing the topic of what were the most undesirable trainee tasks.
In his wisdom, Blake flipped the question and delighted in retelling quite possibly the best task a trainee lawyer could ever be given.
Blake recalled that, back when he was a trainee, vital documents had to reach New York very quickly. Did he have to drive to Wigan? Did he have to take a train to Crewe? Did he chuff.
Blake was entrusted with said documents and duly dispatched them. On Concorde.
This was obviously in the days before SJ Berwin went carbon-neutral.