Too high to pry

The conspiracy culture at Theodore Goddard – the firm that The Lawyer revealed last month had hired private investigators to spy on partners who may be leaking information about potential merger suitors, is getting out of control.

While no one has yet asked for a public flogging on Aldersgate Street, partners are waiting with baited breath to find out who the culprit is.

Tulkinghorn understands that the latest theory doing the rounds among the partnership is that the firm has identified the blabbermouth, but that this person is too high up to be dealt with, and so the management has been forced to protect them.

Rumours that management employed the private dicks as a smokescreen to hide the fact that it was him all along remain unfounded.