News of the first non-lawyer appointment to the role of Lord Chancellor since the Archbishop of York under Queen Mary in 1558 has riled members of the legal profession...
2. Anonymous lawyer on Linkedin
“I think David Cameron has made a big mistake replacing Ken Clarke with Chris Greyling [sic]. Ken Clarke is a "big hitter" he has gravitas, understanding, experience and the legal intelligence required for the demanding post of Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice - having been a Barrister and QC. It seems Cameron replaced all of this with a junior minister from the dept. of work and pensions who's [sic] previous experience outside politics is as a Management Consultant/BBC News Producer. What weight will Mr Grayling have Lawyers and Judges ? ANSWER, NONE!” – Anonymous lawyer on Linkedin".
3. Charon QC