The Lawyer’s longest-serving employee is Tulkinghorn, who has been writing his diary column – on and off – since 1994. His first ever column, on 24 May that year, included a question of sexual deviancy and the first in a long-running series, legal lookalike, that continues to this day.


1997: Tulkinghorn soon emerged as a scourge of the powerful. When the Law Society President Tony Girling has the temerity to accuse The Lawyer of #fakenews, he responded in typically facetious fashion…


1999: Tulk’s contacts book is legendary and despite a somewhat old-fashioned attitude as befits his venerable age and station, he can mix it with the young and trendy if needed. Hot shot association football player and ‘Spice Boy’ Robbie Fowler was just one of his casual acquaintances back in the day…


Tulk has been exposing the sexual peccadillos of the profession’s movers and shakers since long before the current scandals broke, most memorably on this occasion in the long hot summer of 2002. He still gets the sweats every time he has a drink with a Clifford Chance partner…


2003: Forget the Anthea Turner and Grant Bowie wedding – famously sponsored by OK! magazine. The Lawyer secured a prime position at the nuptials of David Pannick QC, now Lord Pannick, and his bride, Reid Minty Lawyer Nathalie Trager-Lewis.


In 2005, with research for The Lawyer’s annual report into firm finances concluded, Tulk came up with a groundbreaking new metric – Profits Per Child.


Got a legal lookalike or a story of your own for Tulkinghorn? Drop him a line.