Sofa, no good

Expect Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to continue its culling – of the outdated interiors, that is. It started with the carpets, but Tulkinghorn can reveal the decor overhaul will extend to the furniture too.

A recent meeting at 65 Fleet Street ended with chief executive Ted Burke and managing partner Peter Jeffcote fretting about a tired and lifeless sofa in the client reception and the fact that the coffee table was not of a conducive height – particularly to women.

Well, at least furniture doesn’t bring