Grass skirts at the ready
An invitation to a “Hawaiian themed” beach party, purportedly from the attorney general and solicitor general, has surfaced online.
The email invite — which we were able to screenshot below thanks to Guido Fawkes — says the “Summer Beach Party” will be taking place next Monday at “the Law Offices”.
Two government lawyers are mentioned on the invite. They are attorney general Jeremy Wright QC, whose elevation to the post in 2014 was met with plenty of ‘who the hell is he?’ remarks. Wright — as the government’s trusty legal advisor — recently fought tooth and nail to defend the Tories’ position on Brexit in the well-publicised Miller case. He lost.
Also appearing on the invite — which, excitingly, includes what looks like the top of a limbo pole — is Robert Buckland QC. The criminal law barrister juggles a career in law with a career in politics: he is a door tenant at London’s 23 Essex Street Chambers and MP for Swindon South. Most notably for Hawaiian party purposes, Buckland is solicitor general for England and Wales. Neither Wright nor Buckland has responded to our request for comment.
Though government lawyers are not the sort of people we imagined frolicking around in grass skirts and lei garlands, we hope they have an excellent time at their summer party. Looks like Madge the Jack Russell, a barrister’s dog spotted at this year’s London Pride, is already ready to go:
— Andrew Langdon QC (@westcrct) July 8, 2017
Presumably Legal Cheek’s invite will arrive shortly.
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