Separated at birth

After 18 years of pitting his wits against Paul Merton on BBC panel show Have I Got News For You, Ian Hislop has jumped ship to work as a litigation partner at Roythornes’ Spalding office, in the guise of former Malletts Solicitors practitioner Chris Parslew.

The move is apt. As the editor of Private Eye, a role reputed to have made him the most sued man in English legal history, Hislop has more than a few hours of court experience under his belt.