THE NEW Blair baby has repercussions for next year's legal calendar. Organisers of the 2000 American Bar Association annual conference, to be held in London, have given Cherie Blair star billing alongside Hillary Clinton. But the Blairs' baby is expected in May, just two months before Cherie, a leading QC and part-time judge, is due to speak on the topic: "Behind every great man - a woman lawyer?" The success of the event hangs in the balance as the Blairs sort out their baby-sitting arrangements.
JUDGE WILLIAM Rose did his reputation for tough justice no harm when he caught a burglar red-handed in one of the private rooms at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court. The crook was arrested on the spot and last week was sentenced to two years' imprisonment when it was revealed that he carried out the burglary just two days after leaving jail for another break-in.Reuse content