In brief: Patrick Elias QC

Patrick Elias QC has been approved as a Justice of the High Court, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. Elias is at 11 King's Bench Walk, Lord Irvine's old chambers. Despite recent charges of favouritism against Irvine, barristers agree Elias fully deserves the job. Employment Lawyers' Association chairman Paul Goulding says: “It's an inspired appointment. He's certainly the leading silk in employment law.”