Wise counsel

Last Wednesday was the day for all the new Queen's Counsel to take silk, and what a day it was too. Typically, pandemonium reigned, with clerks rushing around madly, barristers all aflutter, and battles over transport. The sheer weight of numbers forced one set to resort to taxis while another opted for a 'pimp mobile' – aka a white limousine.
But amid all the chaos, Hugo Page QC and Mark Shaw QC – the new silks at Blackstone Chambers – made sure there was time to keep abreast of all the latest news. After all, who could afford to be caught short and bereft of the latest market developments, even on possibly the most important day of their careers? Sensible chaps, says Tulkinghorn, but he would like to politely ask where his invitation to their party has got to.