Meet DAVE. When Asons Solicitors decided to revamp its internal reporting system, the Bolton PI firm decided to give it a name and personality with the help of a robot mascot.

Bolton University’s special effects for film and television department created a wearable DAVE suit, complete with built-in tablet PC for a face, from designs by Asons’ graphic designer, Mark Slater.

According to the firm, ‘a mystery member of staff wore the suit throughout the day, greeting and playfully harassing employees while posing for photos, before enlisting dozens of employees across the two floors of the firm’s Bark Street offices in a conga dance’.

Obiter is assured that the launch took place on a ‘casual Friday’, adding: ‘We’re normally in business attire, as you’d expect of a law firm.’