Tulkinghorn is a stickler for tradition and still stands by and bows his head when a woman enters the room. He would do well at Altrincham firm Keoghs and Nicholls Lindsell & Harris, which is celebrating its 275th anniversary in September.
A spokesperson at the firm informed one of Tulkinghorn’s aides that when it was formed “a courtroom punishment could be measured in lashes of a whip or hours in the stocks, homes were timber framed with wattle and daub walls, and there were so few houses that a typical address could be No 55, Altrincham.”
Tulkinghorn has not been to Altrincham, but he applauds the progress that the place has made over the past 275 years. That said, he would not dare to break any local bylaws for fear of the lash.