What lies beneath

The law is a drug, they say. An addiction even. Nevertheless, Tulkinghorn is continually astounded at the lengths to which lawyers will go to keep up with the latest developments in their profession. Take Simon Cockshutt, one of those friendly litigation partners at Coudert Brothers. Unfortunately for him, the firm clearly doesn't get enough copies of The Lawyer and Cockshutt was being denied the opportunity of reading his favourite mag in peace.
Cockshutt, it seems, got so frustrated that he travelled all the way to the bottom of a lake in the Lake District to escape the attentions of his fellow partners, all vying to get a look-in on the latest news. Well, that's the way Tulkinghorn interprets the evidence. Of course, he could have been escaping the attentions of his clients.