Separated at birth

Last week's The Lawyer Interview revealed that Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw's US partners are fond of comparing London senior partner Paul Maher with Hugh Grant. They apparently find his “schoolboy banter” hilarious. Tulkinghorn can't help feeling that they've got confused with another Hugh – former Liverpool and England football legend Emlyn Hughes. Hughes was the undisputed master of schoolboy banter on 1980s quizshow classic A Question of Sport, and both share that unmistakable cheeky grin. In fact, the wane in Hughes's public profile and the rise of Maher's career are surely too concurrent to be mere coincidence. The truth needs to be told.