All good things must come to an end, and, so at last, it seems that lunches with Lloyd’s will now become more American with salads and iced teas rather than two courses and bottles of wine. The reason? Because Lloyd’s has now banned drinking during working hours. Hard times for we coverage lawyers who rely upon the afternoon underwriting of risks to ensure gainful employment! To say nothing of the poor pubs and restaurants!
Thank goodness for a trip I was able to make to Lloyd’s a few weeks back, where there was no visible sign of prohibition at work and drinks still flowed freely during the working day.