Lord Justice Elias was in full flow when the clerk stopped him mid-sentence. ‘I’m afraid the shorthand writer has disappeared,’ said the clerk, looking like a sous-chef who’d just informed Gordon Ramsey the salmon was off.
It only added to the tension, as a packed Court One of the Royal Courts of Justice waited on a judgment that would potentially break hundreds of law firms across the country. By the time the shorthand writer was found, and LJ Elias returned, he might as well have been wearing a black cap.
Solicitors in Sevenoaks