Pedal pusher

Staying with charity types, Torquay solicitor Lloyd Hale of South Devon firm Kitson Hutchings Solicitors raised £650 for a heart charity appeal by entering a stage of the Tour de France.

Good on him, says Tulkinghorn, although he has a suspicion that part of this was raised on a fee-per-word basis via the interminable press release that brought him the news. It was the longest ever seen at The Lawyer towers.

Sadly, the hapless scribe showed none of Hale’s worthy staying power when reading it.