NAMED: The Bar Graduate, 27, Who Anthony Arlidge QC Has Dumped Constance Briscoe For

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By Alex Aldridge on

On Tuesday, we relayed the extraordinary news that 18 Red Lion Court veteran Anthony Arlidge QC, 75, had left his partner of 12 years, judge and barrister Constance Briscoe, for a 27 year-old wannabe barrister called ‘Heather’.

We can reveal the identity of Heather below…

Bar Vocational Course (BVC) graduate Heather Lockwood [picture removed for copyright reasons], who was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 2009, got together with Arlidge in September 2010.

They’re currently living together near the Inns of Court – not far from Lockwood’s workplace at a central London law firm [firm name removed for legal reasons], where she’s a paralegal.

Yesterday Arlidge’s “astonished” ex-partner Briscoe, 55, who is known for her 2008 memoir Ugly, told The Telegraph that she thought “the whole thing was a bit ridiculous”.

She added: “Tony is too old for a midlife crisis. It is hilarious. I don’t know what she wants or what she is trying to do but good luck to them. Tony was giving a speech at my daughter’s birthday party. He told me just before we left to go there that he had fallen in love with this girl. I was very upset … but that’s life.”