Surgical spirit

Staying with Freshfields, Tulkinghorn hopes for Iona’s sake that Sullivan’s London office is as well stocked with goodies as her former home appears to be.

A conversation with a current Freshfields partner revealed that the firm has its own mini NHS down at Fleet Street, with on-site doctors, nurses, dentists and physios.

“Not out of any great philanthropy, you understand, but because this way people aren’t out of the office for two hours on doctors’ visits,” said the partner, who strangely asked not to be named.

Remember, time is money. (Or, for afficionados of one of the funniest films ever made, This is Spinal Tap, mime is money.)