Legal Cheek talks… an insider’s view on what went down at the Supreme Court this week

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Pannick’s advocacy masterclass, Sumption’s ties and the Supreme Court meal deal

This week will go down in history as one of the most pivotal moments in UK constitutional law history.

Eleven justices have spent four days listening to fierce arguments from both sides of the Brexit judicial challenge. There were case law showdowns, legal history lessons, arrests, Confidentiality Orders, statutes upon statutes, spellbinding advocacy and reams of protesters — but everyone on Twitter just wanted to talk about Lord Sumption’s snazzy ties.

Legal Cheek journalist Katie King attended the Supreme Court to report on the action. Today, she and Tom Connelly talk about what went down.



Oh Thomas 😍 💦



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I disagree. I think the government has done enough to win this appeal. James Eadie was clear concise and engaging. Pannick was not as great as everyone says he is. Real talk


A barrister

I don’t agree that the appeal was all that important in legal terms. It concerned a very narrow point which arises in a unique context and which will have very little impact elsewhere in constitutional law. As Neuberger wryly remarked at one point in the proceedings, the question as to the extent to which the Court could have regard to Hansard and the like (which arose obliquely in the appeal but was not argued and will not be decided) would have been a far more influential point than the one they have to decide.



The President was quite clear. Admitting Hansard he said was “the road to madness”.



Oh my days…

– Tom’s guns (benching 130kgs clearly!)
– Flirthy laughter between them disguising the sexual tension
– Brexit chat, trumping the normal Friday dross and being relevant
– Katie being allowed out for proper journalism instead of browsing twitter and ROF to steal chaff and try to turn it into wheat on the cheap
– Alex’s shaking camera work as he wriggled in his seat with excitement watching the sexual tension between Tom & KK
– Tom casually referred to a learned Judge as “Neuberger” without bothering to show any respect for his title
– KK with some trademark hair flicks (tease)
– cheap Legalcheek sticker on the Apple laptop
– “in play” live shout out to a viewer from Hong Kong
– Tom disguising his clear love and devotion to KK



Lol, Tom struggles to bench 70kg you dumb flog. I go to the same gym as he does, Tommy doesn’t lift for shit.



damn sun, u just up arrowed urself 8 times and then down arrows the comment u responded to 7times. get a lyfe, sun,



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Hi Tommy.



Couple of angry people.

Its ok, I used to be that angry when my cock was your size too.



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