Buncefield barrister Edey awarded silk in 2009 QC round

  • Print
  • Comments (9)

Readers' comments (9)

  • Buncefield silks

    Lexa Hilliard of 3-4 South Square also appeared unled in Buncefield and has been appointed silk; as have three other Buncefield juniors: David Turner of 4 New Square, Richard Handyside of Fountain Court, and Alan Maclean of Brick Court.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Buncefield Barrister Edey

    Agreed: many of the juniors on the Buncefield case have been made up including Hilliard (who also was not led) and who played a more prominent role). Its entirely unclear why this one junior has been picked out.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Solicitors cleverer by half!

    75% of solicitors who applied were appointed, compared with just 42% of barristers.

    This c conclusively proves that solicitors are cleverer by half (actually, closer to two-thirds!)

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Brannigan

    The most interesting aspect of the story is in the middle - the fact that someone has taken silk at 37! That is a phenomenal achievement and one which makes me feel old and underachieving.....

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Well done

    Congrats to Alain Choo Choy...you deserve it !

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Easier and easier

    It's getting easier to take silk. When I did it, there were about 70 appointments from over 500 applicants. Now it's 104 from 247. It's like A levels.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • solicitor advocates

    The solicitors did not apply to become solicitor advocates, all of them already hold the Higher Court Qualification. They applied to become Queens' Counsel and did so very successfully.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • conclusion

    which all goes to show that the victims of the system remain the clients dragged into court for an expensive and often arbitrary experience while the victors, whichever side they are on, carry home the fees and the silk. Hurray for Christmas in February!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • A special thanks to Mr Khalil for his perosnal achievements and for being such an inspirational figure. Well done.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (9)