Marathon man

Is there anything Mark Stephens can’t do? Arguably the market’s highest-profile lawyer and certainly the most regularly quoted legal bod in the land, Stephens claims he walked 27 miles at the International Bar Association conference in Chicago last week.

How did he know? Because the event was so earth-shatteringly enormous that the organisers decided to hand out pedometers as freebies to the delegates.

Does it also have a calorie counter? Tulkinghorn wonders.