A clear aim for the firm

Tulkinghorn understands the need for firms to take their partners on retreats to discuss strategy, branding (Tulkinghorn has himself been considering 'going lower case', as is de rigeur), business development and to enjoy a general bonding exercise.
However, one had no idea the extremes to which firms will go to keep partners 'on message'. Take Richard Mattick, a partner at Covington & Burling, who at the firm's European retreat in Bruges, left his colleagues in no doubt as to the importance of litigation to the firm (see pic, above). Alternative dispute resolution it may be, but one can't imagine that our honourable friend Lord Woolf would be too impressed with his mediation technique.