Michael Cross stars in new BBC ‘Swim the Channel’ documentary
A top London barristers’ clerk has been caught on camera referring to what appears to be a group of unnamed lawyers as a “poxy little firm up North.”
Michael Cross — who stars in a new BBC documentary ‘Swim the Channel’ — made the cheeky comment while he was a clerk at London criminal set 4 Breams Buildings.
The footage (embedded below), which aired on the Beeb on Monday evening, shows Cross at work speaking to what appears to be a barrister on his office phone.
Unfazed by the TV crew filming his every move, Essex-born Cross — who moved to 9 Bedford Row chambers in October 2014 — can be heard saying:
It’s for a poxy little firm up North, that you’re never going to work for again. So don’t worry about it.
A keen swimmer, Cross was being filmed as he prepared to swim from England to France for a fifth time after a five year hiatus.
Cross declined to comment. 4 Breams Buildings did not respond to Legal Cheek’s request for comment.