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Proof, if proof were needed, that some lawyers are insane. A certain partner who practised at an international office of a top 10 UK law firm with merger ambitions had what can only be described as obsessive compulsive disorder.
Apparently, the partner's associates were ordered to completely clear their desks at the end of every working day, which is fine. However, he also insisted that each lawyer must hang their mouse over their monitor in a certain way. He would then go and check every single computer and move the mouse if it wasn't in the right place. It seems, however, that his psychotic behaviour came to a head when, walking past a partner's office one even-ing, he spied some files on his colleague's desk - and promptly threw them in the bin. Tulkinghorn is given to understand that his forced exit was, er, swift.