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For what you would think a lawyer should be like, Ted is a gentle man.
I spent close to a quarter of a century in civil intelligence and spent my fair share of time being torn up for s--t paper by lawyers in court, so when you came up against a solicitor like Ted, with his softly spoken, polite questions, you'd be on full mental alert just waiting for him to turn on you like a bad tempered storm.
I'm led to believe though that usually, it was only after he politely thanked you when he'd finished his cross examination and you sat down a sigh of relief at having gotten off so easy that with a start, you'd suddenly realize he'd just led you to admit something incredibly stupid that he was going to use to bring your world crashing to an end.
However, I was never crossed by Ted in court but in every conversation we had, I'd wait for the twinkle in his eye to appear and for him to say something like, "Really? I hadn't realized that before ..." and THAT was the trap.
Ted was an very informed man and even though he'd ask questions about hypnosis, spirituality or metaphysics, you can bet he'd done his homework before asking for clarification on anything.