Bolu Adetayo sat at his office desk, pondering on the new case they had discussed at the morning meeting. It was right up his alley, and he knew that it was just the kind of case he needed to boost his confidence again. But when the Principal Partner, Mr Folarin C. Williams, opened it up for who would take first and second chair, he’d lost his nerve, and Dele had snapped up first chair again. Bolu had been assigned to second chair, and would be working closely with Dele on the case.
Dele walked into Bolu’s office and pulled up a seat. Now that he was a Senior Partner, he didn’t bother to exercise the courtesy of knocking and waiting for a reply. Bolu looked up and greeted him.
“I want to talk about the case. I have an idea for how we can win it, and I want to make sure we’re on the same page,” Dele said, crossing one leg over the other.
“Sure. What is your idea?” Bolu asked, restraining himself from expressing the fact that he too had a sure strategy to win the case. He had to follow Dele’s lead, even though he felt…