Clifford Chance's global head of corporate Peter Charlton did his bit for Anglo-Sino relations recently when he volunteered to give a team of Chinese lawyers a guided tour of the magic circle firm's Canary Wharf headquarters.
According to the genial Geordie, the swimming pool was free for all of them to use. And if they preferred to swim naked that was fine by him. Apparently that's what you do in the Clifford Chance swimming pool, according to Big Pete. Whether skinny dipping is quite the thing in China was not immediately apparent to Tulkinghorn's spy.