Many an Australian heart must have been broken by the annihilation of their woeful so-called cricket team (that’s enough, it’s only been one test – ed) at the hands of England last week.

Now it seems Down Under’s biggest legal acquirer is struggling to keep the English in check.

Obiter has noticed that Slater and Gordon’s UK office has been particularly patriotic on Twitter since the start of the Ashes series.

This morning it even posted a pic of a giant England flag adorning the office, to make its allegiances crystal clear. This just a year after sponsoring the bat of the England captain Alastair Cook.

Quite what the S and G mothership makes of such insubordination, we’re not sure. The Australia-based @SlaterGordon Twitter feed has not mentioned cricket since the first morning’s play of the first test on 8 July.