Snake alarmer

Tulkinghorn made a shocking discovery recently. Lovells has a Christmas party for staff and lawyers’ children every year. But no, that’s not the discovery.

Apparently, two years ago at the bash a snake (a real one it transpires, not one of the partners) bit Lesley McDonagh’s son. The poor boy had to be rushed to hospital, but was thankfully fine.

This year the theme is clowns. Partygoers are being warned that if they see a hungry-looking Basil Fawlty lookalike they should steer well clear.