Brief

CONTRARY to first impressions, Burges Salmon partner Bob Smyth is not a shipping lawyer. But the head of the firm's environmental unit was out to make a point when he set off to work in a rowing boat. To mark 'Bristol Walk to Work Day' recently, he and 44 other members of the firm resolved to leave their cars at home and travel to work using alternative, more environmentally friendly transport. His chosen method of transport to the firm, based by Bristol's docks, was only matched for originality by partner Lin Dalby, who travelled the two miles from her home to the firm on her bright pink scooter.