If you've been spending a bit too much time and money worshipping the great god Bacchus in City eateries, it may be time to spare a thought for the excellent and underfunded Law Centres movement, which is offering you a good opportunity to walk off some of those lunches.
Wandsworth & Merton and Kingston Law Centres, in order to raise money to give legal advice to more people without access to justice, are holding a sponsored walk. It's only 10 miles, between Putney and Richmond, and will take place on 12 April.
The two law centres are merging in November to create a single free legal resource for Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston and Richmond. The route for the walk has been chosen because it covers most of this territory – and also because it's completely flat with some nice pubs at the end.
Anyone wishing to give their time, or its cash equivalent, to the cause, should contact Debbie Salako on dsalakowmlc@ yahoo.co.uk.
Unfortunately one law firm – DLA – will probably have to say no to the walk. Its lawyers have decided to raise £500,000 for the Wellchild Trust by walking from Land's End to John o'Groats in one day. Managing partner Nigel Knowles and a large number of staff will split into 75 teams, each walking 15 miles to cover the country.
And, bless them, the marketing department which issued the press release didn't even try to blather on about how symbolic this is of DLA's status as a “truly national firm”.
Tulkinghorn doffs his cap to them and all the other charitable walkers out there.
Which partner at a top Dublin law firm tried to get around Irish sexual harassment laws two weeks ago by being an equal opportunities groper?