‘Tiger’ earns his stripes

Last week’s story about new Allen & Overy hire Derek ‘Tiger’ Baird prompted the private equity star’s former partners at Dickson Minto to leap to his defence: “Derek Baird was christened the Tiger whilst a trainee solicitor at this firm. The nickname arose because of his hunger for work (and some may argue his hair colouring) but was never meant as anything other than a compliment. We still call him the Tiger and we are his chums.

Regards, the partners, Dickson Minto.”

Interesting that there’s been no word on this from Lovells.