Not so long ago I appeared on the pages of Legal Cheek as a QC, hob nobbing with the likes of Cherie Booth QC (she was once embarrasingly present as my debit card was declined for a £12 bill in the House of Lords canteen, when I was pupil to her junior on a case they were arguing there, if that counts as hob nobbing)...But how the mighty have fallen. Stripped of the epithet QC I am now reduced to an "acclaimed barrister". Cue much hilarity and spluttering of tea. Ah well. Such are the rewards for penning a bit o nonsense about the bar, life and stuff... Acclaimed you say? I'll take it!
Me on Legal Cheek as part of the "If I knew then what I know now..." series about life in the legal profession : "It has taken me almost a decade to drop my non-public school chippiness".