Herbert Smith Freehills partner Chris Parsons is marking 30 years at the firm by walking 30 marathons in 30 days – in India. Parsons, chair of HSF’s India practice, aims to raise $1m for the Loomba Foundation, which works on behalf of widows worldwide. ‘I can’t think of a better way of celebrating,’ he tells Obiter, referring to India as a ‘second home’. Are you sure, Chris?

Parsons sets off from the Gateway of India, Mumbai, on 10 January next year, and intends to write a daily blog when he puts his feet up at the end of each marathon.