Who would believe the price of coffee these days? Well, not Clifford Chance partners. The firm's recent bid to cut costs has hit the partners hard. First, their Christmas party was cancelled (saving a cool £1m in the process) and then partners using the firm's meeting rooms were outlawed from ordering coffee and tea unless they were for client meetings. In a desperate bid to avoid saving themselves money, many of the firm's partners have been reported for pretending to be in a client conference when in fact they were doing no such thing. Now that's devious. Surely not something one would expect from a lawyer.