Superheroes have never been more popular. Spidey swung his way to all-time box office records recently, while the X-Men, the Hulk and Ben Afleck’s leather-clad Daredevil have all enjoyed recent outings. There is still only one Superman though – but it appears there are two Clark Kents. Moonlighting as a partner at niche construction firm Shadbolt & Co, Kent has refined his undercover technique by changing his name. He now goes by the name of Anthony Albertini, a man who claimed this month to have moved permanently to the firm’s City office from Reigate. We are not convinced. There have been unconfirmed sightings of Albertini stepping into phoneboxes in the metropolis. Rumours that this so-called Albertini (or the Man of Steel, as some call him) has taken to wearing his underpants on the outside of his suits are, as yet, unconfirmed.
As Tulkinghorn knows only too well, lawyers like to be precise. Therefore, he was not surprised to read that Rob Hulls, the Attorney-General in Victoria, Australia, intends to clarify some possibly confusing wording in the state’s Legal Practice Act. Hulls intends to ban the title ‘solicitor’ in the act because… well… people might confuse lawyers with prostitutes, beggars and street hawkers.
“It evokes thoughts of pan- handlers, door-to-door salesmen and streetwalkers,” he told Melbourne newspaper The Age, adding: “In the US there are signs around the place saying, ‘Do not give money to solicitors’.” And you wouldn’t want any confusion when it came to paying the bills.