IT Looks like Nigel Knowles really has been instilling a good work ethic in his partners. Tulkinghorn hears that one DLA partner, who went into hospital for surgery last Monday, was spotted walking down the corridor to the operating theatre in his gown with laptop and briefcase in hand. What's more, the two items remained with him during surgery. Perhaps the laptop and briefcase were there to give the partner a little reassurance, like a teddy bear to a child. Bless.