Silks who make the cut at the Supreme Court By The Lawyer 14 November 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 14:11 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 14 November 2011 at 09:08 Interesting article but I wonder whether it’s possible that at least some of the replacements referred to in the list following the main article were down to counsel’s availability (eg commitments on other cases)? Reply Link Anonymous 14 November 2011 at 12:44 Great puff piece/advertorial for Sumption. He must be loving it. Reply Link TheLawMap Associate 15 November 2011 at 16:09 A cogent article explaining the workings of the supreme court. Every day I speak to so many who are under the presumption that the supreme court in its present format had been going on for centuries. The recent BBC documentary on the inner workings of the personnel involved within the highest court in the land was of much interest and I hope that there is more of an effort by the court to explain to the general public how this court works. Of course, this wonderful article above deserves to be reprinted in one of the general interest publications or perhaps within the broadsheet as it is very informative. Reply Link Anonymous 16 November 2011 at 11:46 It may appear like an ad for Sumption but when he is the only QC being instructed time and again in the Supreme Court what else can be said? Also, what services is the supposedly advertising? Unless I am mistaken Sumption is off to the Supreme Court bench and can’t take anymore bookings. On the one occasion my firm appeared in the Supreme Court we were told by our CoA silk to choose another advocate. Our barrister just felt he wasn’t the right person to represent us in front of five judges. he was right. We changed counsel and went on to win. Reply Link Anonymous 19 November 2011 at 10:10 It’s just another example of the ridiculous cronyism at the Bar. ‘better to pick someone who knows the judge’, that sounds like something from some tinpot Latin-American dictatorship. It’s dressed up grandly but same old same old. Judges are all picked from the same little private club. High time the professions were amalgamated. There needs to be someone in Government who takes a very big broom to this particular stable. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.