Robertson sleighs 'em as Santa

HIGH-PROFILE QC Geoffrey Robertson added a white beard to his wig and delighted some of his younger fans by a virtuoso performance as Father Christmas at his chambers' annual children's party.

Emerging from his grotto in the basement at Doughty Street Chambers the Santa listened to their Christmas Day requests. and was heard to say in response to one: “I know how much your father earns. You may get that.”

One star-struck insider who saw the events unfold commented: “The kids thought he was wonderful. He definitely has a career as Father Christmas.”