The ride of your life

Any lawyer who has visited Mipim will know that getting a taxi outside the Martinez Bar at 4am can be nigh on impossible. But perhaps next year they can follow the lead of one banker attending the conference this year.

Apparently, the aforementioned banker, desperate to get home, had to take drastic measures. He approached one of the infamous ladies of the night who loiter in their cars outside the Martinez. Waving a large wad of cash in one hand, he was overheard to say: “I don’t care what it costs, and I’m not interested in sex, but please, please just drive me home.”