Big bucks to be Buck

Tulkinghorn fulfilled a lifelong ambition last week when, as a guest of CMS Cameron McKenna’s Central and Eastern Europe practice, he sang along with that legendary 1980s icon Rick Astley.

Astley was singing his legendary hits – all one of them – at the English National Ballet’s fundraising dinner hosted by HRH The Duke of York. Sadly Andy missed Astley’s performance after ducking off for his own birthday party.

One of the main prizes on auction at the evening was to be Chelsea chairman for a day, taking Skadden managing partner Bruce Buck’s seat at the West London football club.

What did one lucky punter pay for the privilege of a lunch in the boardroom and Buck’s chair in the directors’ box? Only a mere £10,000. So about three hours of Bruce’s chargeable time then. Seems about right.