Lawyers get meal deal

Tulkinghorn was amused to hear about the initiation ceremony that McDonald's external advisers have to go through before securing their first instructions from the fast food chain.

Lawyers from Birmingham giant Wragge & Co and Mayfair-based niche property firm Forsters had to don aprons and serve burgers and fries to hungry customers. Apparentely, the exercise helps McDonald's establish the resilience of its potential lawyers and shows how each of them copes in a stressful situation.

Which former Bar Council chairman is known as 'the swordsman'? And the nickname is not for his prowess in the courtroom.