This evening I attended a barbecue at Crathorne Hall, courtesy of Baines Jewitt. The beer, beef-burgers and conversation all flowed for what was an excellent event. However, barbecues aren’t always that way and do have a habit of featuring in clients’ divorce petitions. It seems that on warm summer evenings mixing barbecued food with alcohol, can be a lethal combination. The flames die back, the charcoal smoulders, sparks fly and pretty soon there’s only a pile of sorry looking ashes.