The steely gaze, the determined set of the jaw, the obvious leadership qualities… it can only be Allen & Overy real estate partner Daniel McKimm. The man behind the £700m Aviva property outsourcing to Land Securities Trillium (LST) is keeping his politics close to his chest. But Tulkinghorn is not to be fooled. The magic circle firm’s first major instruction from LST is clearly down to the fact that it has convinced its client it has political heavy-hitter and potential future PM Michael Howard on board. There’s certainly something of the night about the glint in his eye.