Always alert to linguistic trends, Obiter has noted a new euphemism being applied to what Private Eye used to call ‘Ugandan discussions’. It originates in a letter by Lord Justice Leveson dismissing any suggestion of impropriety resulting from the relationship after his inquiry into the press between the inquiry’s second counsel and the counsel for core participant victims.

According to the distinguished LJ, the second counsel’s involvement in the latter stages of his inquiry was ‘confined to the collation of facts’. So if you hear around the water cooler that two colleagues have been involved in the ‘collation of facts’, you’ll know what to think.