DLA Piper (no prizes for correctly guessing that the Rudnick Gray Cary wouldn’t even see out the year) rose to the challenge magnificently last Wednesday (18 May) at its annual understated results jamboree.

The world waited with baited breath to hear just how much more money Nigel Knowles was making. Perhaps we would even get a hint of which country would be the next recipient of the DLA Piper flag. But what the assembled throng really wanted to know was: would Eye of the Tiger get another outing to accompany the great man’s arrival?

The answer: the new touchy-feely global juggernaut eschews such chest-beating anthems in favour of Lighthouse Family lift muzak.

From gritty Northern bastards to anodyne international smoothies in one fell swoop. Genius.