Ticket to ride

The Law Society’s send-off for its recently departed president Andrew Holroyd may not have quite lived up to his expectations.

According to one of Tulkinghorn’s ever-­watchful moles, newly appointed president Paul Marsh told dinner guests that Holroyd wanted “a true Scouser party” to say goodbye to the Law ­Society.

Unfortunately, there was no Beatles cover band or attendees walking around in shellsuits or tracksuit bottoms – although Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips’ white dinner jacket ­reportedly added some flair to proceedings.

In keeping with Scouse tradition, however, the drinks were flowing. ­Tulkinghorn is assured that the quantities were sufficient to prompt more than one guest to see Lucy in the Sky with ­Diamonds.