Lift off

Bryan Cave’s new London office may be all bells and whistles, but it’s not for everyone. The US firm moved into its shiny new home at 88 Wood Street earlier this summer and threw a swanky party to mark the occasion.

As Tulkinghorn has come to expect from US firms, all the stops were pulled out to celebrate the new square footage.
Sadly, however, there’s no pleasing some people. One client, who had ­travelled all the way from Reading for a free glass of champers, took one look at Bryan Cave’s glossy but frankly
see-through external lifts, cried: “I’m not getting in that!” and promptly went home.

Tulkinghorn is ­dismissing rumours of partners installing a ­viewing platform under the glass-floored lift as having been completely made up for humour purposes.