David Wolfson says farewell to One Essex Courtroom tens of millions
One of many main industrial barristers within the nation has swapped his large cash life at a magic circle chambers for an unpaid authorities gig.
David Wolfson QC says farewell to One Essex Court, whose main silks pull in tens of millions a 12 months, to take a submit on the Ministry of Justice. The commerce off is a life peerage (which implies he can name himself ‘Baron’) and a spot within the Home of Lords.
Fellow prime legal professionals have expressed admiration for the transfer, seemingly impressed that such a extremely paid silk would give all of it as much as be a part of Boris Johnson’s authorities.
“Congratulations to an actual authorized heavyweight, and a beautiful man,” wrote Dinah Rose QC on Twitter, cheekily including to speculation by journalist Joshua Rozenberg that this will likely simply be step one on a journey for Wolfson: “The suggestion on this piece that he may substitute Stella Braverman as AG is a wonderful one. His experience and integrity put him in a distinct league. Let’s hope they aren’t seen as an obstacle…”
One other, Steven Barrett, the barrister and Spectator columnist, wrote:
“Enormous congratulations to David Wolfson QC. He’s a titan of the Bar and one in all our best authorized minds. It ought to come as nice consolation to everybody that somebody so ready is keen to serve his nation.”
Within the unlikely occasion that College of Cambridge grad Wolfson, 52, has spent the final quarter of a century frittering away his large earnings, he’ll discover consolation within the Home of Lords attendance allowance of as much as £305 per day plus journey bills. Not all members of the Home declare this.