Top London silk in Twitter profile picture boxer shorts blunder

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By Legal Cheeker on

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A well-respected QC appears to have committed a major social media no-no, punting for a profile picture of himself wearing nothing but his pants.

Criminal defence specialist Stephen Kamlish QC is, according to the Legal 500, “a standout silk.” And judging by what appears to be his personal Twitter account — which was recently deleted — it’s clear to see why.

Set up in December 2011, the account @skamlish — which bares the name “Stephen Kamlish” — has a rather distinct profile picture.


Unsuspecting visitors to the page are greeted by Kamlish — who was called to the bar in 1979 and is now at London’s Garden Court Chambers — wearing a pair of boxer shorts and holding a frying pan. A far cry from his professional chambers headshot, the top silk also looks a little worse for wear, with his wrist strapped up and a cast on his leg.

Despite having just 12 followers and four tweets to its name, all of which were made years ago, the account’s rather risqué profile pic has recently resurfaced. Twitterati tongues have been set wagging.

Hours after Legal Cheek brought the account to Garden Court Chambers’ attention, it mysteriously disappeared. Both the chambers and Kamlish have declined to comment.