Bash of the titans

Two events in the summer calendar that the bigwigs of the legal profession often want to attend – The Lawyer Awards aside, of course – are the parties of the Bar Council and the Law Society.

But this year the two representative bodies were left fighting for guests after they failed to check with each other and booked their bashes on the same night last week.

A Bar Council source told a Tulkinghorn scribe: “Sometimes these things can’t be avoided.”

The two organisations did manage to thrash out some sort of compromise though. The Bar Council started its event half an hour early and finished 45 minutes before the Law Society bash.

Sounds to Tulkinghorn like a good old-fashioned popularity contest.

Henderson Chambers head of chambers Charles Gibson proved his fighting spirit when he entered the boxing ring to take on the might of Scott ‘The Guv’nor’ Gleed at a recent white-collar boxing event.

The Guv’nor is an unlicensed boxer with more than 80 fights under his belt. Tulkinghorn is ­reliably informed that he’s the white-collar champion and has never been knocked out.

With a CV like that, some may think Gibson has a screw loose for facing him in the