‘Hubble bubble toil and trouble,’ as Manfred Mann once sang (Obiter is getting on a bit). Those estimable altruists at the London Legal Support Trust will be priming their pumpkins and giving the garlic a wide berth next month at the 2012 LLST Halloween Ball.

The event takes place (oddly enough) on Wednesday 31 October at the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln’s Inn Fields (bodysnatching heaven!). Tickets are £100. For more information email Natalia@llst.org.uk.