Has anyone noticed the similarity between Eversheds' national head of biosciences Patrick Farrant and Nigel Short, the chess grandmaster? It smacks of yet another example of law firms getting into the cloning business and reproducing the country's finest brains to bill, bill, bill. More interestingly, though, Nigel Short is an anagram for “loser thing”, “English rot” and “honest girl”. Tulkinghorn is struggling to come up with any for Patrick Farrant. Can anyone help? Obviously, an amazing prize is on offer for the winning entry.