In the Media

Falconer keeps new law chief waiting

PUBLISHED October 4, 2005

Lord Phillips, the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, was kept standing in an alley for 10 minutes yesterday while he waited for breakfast with Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor.

About 1,000 judges, lawyers and foreign dignitaries were also delayed by a breakdown in the normally smooth-running ceremonial that marks the start of the legal year.