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Eve Cornwell bumps into Lady Hale on the Tube

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She was doing a puzzle on the Victoria Line

A snap of what appears to be judicial heavyweight Lady Hale on the Tube, as captured by legal social media heavyweight Eve Cornwell (Credit: Eve Cornwell)

It would appear that two heavyweights of the legal world bumped into each other on the Tube over the weekend.

Law vlogger and Linklaters trainee Eve Cornwell took to Twitter to share with her 33,000 followers a snap of her seated next to (what appears to be) none other than Supreme Court president, Lady Hale. “[H]aha wait … am i sat next to Lady Hale …. WAIT-,” tweeted Cornwell on Saturday morning’s Northbound Victoria Line service.

Pictured wearing a herringbone coat and tartan baker boy cap (sadly, sans one of her trademark brooches), Hale can be seen completing a sudoku or crossword puzzle.

“I’M FREAKING OUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY”, continued Cornwell, eliciting some very funny responses from her following. “Tell her you’re gonna steal her job”, wrote one, while others encouraged the magic circle rookie to “ask her to collab”, “answer something in her crossword” or “ask about her broaches (sic)”. In an amusing take on the YouTuber’s craft @JosiePhonexx tweeted: “[S]ay OMG hi I love ur content, can I get a selfie?” It’s not clear whether Cornwell did engage in conversation with Hale.

This isn’t the first time the Bristol Uni law grad has run into the Baroness. Cornwell shared a throwback earlier this spring of her pictured with Hale during one of her university formals. “[J]ust two woke women having a chat x,” she captioned the pic. Hale was formerly chancellor of Bristol Uni.

It’s also not the first time a Supreme Court justice has been photographed using public transport. Check out this shot (below) of us bumping into Lord Sumption in a busy Central Line carriage.

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25 Comments

Anonymous

Is this the best story you’ve got while waiting for Friday so you can steal ROF’s content?

(67)(6)

KK fan

Katie would have died from excitement at seeing this.

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Curious

So I just have to have a sub-standard vlog in order to be considered a legal “heavyweight”?

(86)(7)

Legal Officer with a 2.ii

Taking photos of strangers on the Tube and putting them on the internet without their permission.

This is creepy behaviour. No, you do not get a ‘pass’ because the person happens to be a judge.

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Anon

Lighten up would you? She’s a Supreme Court judge, she must be used to it. Just because Eve is female, no need to lay into her like a bully.

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Legal Officer with a 2.ii

Couldn’t care less if Eve was male, female or Apache Helicopter.

Remember that controversial Facebook group that posted photos of women eating on the Tube? Taking covert photos like this on public transport could be rightly considered harassment. Lady Hale was not at a legal event – she’s just going about her day.

Eve is putting social media ‘likes’ and ‘OMGs!’ above anyone else. Silly behaviour and without Lady Hale’s permission, very creepy.

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Anon

What’s creepy is you playing innocent whilst promoting a misogynist Facebook group. I bet that’s what you wanted all along, but I caught you red handed. I’d have an ounce of respect if you just admitted that you hate women, and can’t stand one being a Supreme Court Judge.

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Legal Officer with a 2.ii

And if you had any real respect for women, you wouldn’t want them to be covertly photographed and uploaded to 30k+ followers whilst going to work.

Anonymous

Still the Supreme Court Justice upskirt network is a pretty niche corner of the dark web.

Anon

Indeed, that’s why I’m calling you out on it. Please stop.

Anon

Struggling to see where ‘two’ legal heavyweights are. I can see one Lady Hale but if you mean the blogger then it is like the word legend – wrongly used on so many!

(49)(1)

Kirkland PE Lad

No one cares for her Bridget Jones-esque hopeless trainee solicitor sob stories. She should just get back to her photocopying and finishing her MC TC like the rest of them.

(67)(1)

Eve fan

Go Eve! 😍

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A+ firm trainee

“Heavyweight of the legal world” is a bit of a stretch for a trainee from a B+ law firm. Comparing her with a LITERAL national treasure is frankly insulting.

(42)(8)

Katie

Fantastic article Aishah. Keep it up.

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Anon

Idiot

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Tommy

No one should take covert pictures of anyone. It’s creepy.

It’s pretty bloody stupid of her considering she’s familiar with the law.

(36)(0)

basic b

BUT what about exceptions for entitled middle class white girls?? Are they not by right exempt?

(18)(1)

Bax

Mind-bendingly pathetic.

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Anon

This is properly weird

(5)(1)

really makes u dink ur tink

Suspect behaviour.

(5)(0)

Anonny non

The good news is that when Friday comes Hale’s judgement on prorogation will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

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bodger

This is seriously unprofessional behaviour, that probably breaches the Solicitor’s Code of Practice.

I think her firm’s COLP needs to refer her to the SRA…

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