Delusions of grands lure

A great piece of lawyerly negotiating skill was on display recently in a deal featuring a well-known US firm.

The deal was held up for two days because of an item that the US lawyer said would have cost his client €50,000 (£34,500). This in a multimillion-dollar deal.

Tulkinghorn wonders how much it cost the chap’s client to save him the money?