Legal Week: Chamber of horrors: “The office, it seems, is cursed — or blessed, depending on how you look at it. UK patent judge Mr Justice Laddie occupied the same room…”: Thursday 6 October 2005
The Diary Reports
The tenants at 8 New Square are trying to decide what to do with the room recently left vacant by David Kitchin QC, who was promoted to the bench last month.
The office, it seems, is cursed — or blessed, depending on how you look at it.
UK patent judge Mr Justice Laddie occupied the same room, as did county court patent judge Michael Fysh.
Even Lord Justice Robin Jacob had the same office many years ago.
While on one level it is gratifying when one of your number is elevated to the bench, it can also be a right pain.
One potential solution would be to turn it into the postroom — although, of course, what with the Government’s efforts to diversify the judiciary, that would be no guarantee against the sudden elevation of a key member of staff to the bench.
Author: The Diarist
Source: Legal Week
Start Date: 06/10/2005
End Date: 13/10/2005
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