I know a man whose international business dealings often bring him into what may be called interesting circumstances.
He was involved in a lawsuit in another country and retained local counsel. In a long discussion with the attorney, they both wondered what the opposing counsel had up his sleeve.
At the next meeting, his attorney seemed much calmer. The man explained that he'd had a peek at the other lawyer's file. My friend asked, "How on earth did you manage to do that?"
His lawyer said, "Oh, I waited until he went to lunch and then paid his secretary some money to let me look at the case file."
Being of a cynical bent, I wonder how much the opposing counsel paid to look at the file of my friend's lawyer.
And whether either file was the real file.