Londoners everywhere may sleep more soundly tonight as a result.
But then, that would all depend on what type of Sheriff Wootton takes as his model.
Would it be the scheming Sheriff of Nottingham, defender of the rich and enemy of the poor?
Surely not at one of Britain’s largest corporate law firms.
We would prefer to imagine Wootton cast in the mould of the Sheriffs of the Wild West.
A noble defender of law and order. A solid man of integrity and principle. An upstanding example for the hobos, delinquents and gun-slinging denizens of the Square Mile.
That’ll be just the Square Mile, and no further, by the way: a spokesperson at A&O confirmed that the corporate partner would not be provided with a horse.
Yet more cutbacks….