Tuesday, 3 April 2012


It was so kind of Matt Gibbbons of Deans Court Chambers to invite me to attend this great event organised by Lady Hilary Meredith. Andrew Twambley never left her side all evening , which was fine but she did visit the ladies twice. i am sure Mrs T will understand .
Matt was recommended to me as a clerk in the ascendency by Mike Goodridge , who as senior clerk at 9 Gough knows his stuff. I met so many good people , not least Martin Leech, who supports Matt and is just great fun.
Of their barristers i got to talk to Tim Smith , fresh from the trigger litigation , as well as Zoe Earnshaw and Richard Whitehall. Pascale Hicks studied in Bordeaux . No fool her.They were all normal and bright . Whoever recruits is doing a good job.
I had a surreal conversation with Alison Mc Cormick of Outer Temple chambers who told me that she didnt think i existed. I think that too sometimes but anyway she now thinks i am real . Her instructing solicitor from Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield had the happiest smile and laugh but her identity remains a mystery.
Former model Ruth Graham was pretty in pink and the whole evening was lovely which is not how most legal bashes are.
 The summer party held by 11 KBW is awesome so ask Lucy if you can go. Last year the Court of Appeal had an informal hearing in the middle of the dance floor ( to 'Get Get Down ' by Paul Johnson).Fabulous.