M’learned friend has done himself no harm at all on TV

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The one person to emerge from the Leveson Inquiry with his reputation enhanced and his marketability considerably boosted is Robert Jay QC.

Having your working style and effectiveness scrutinised on live TV day after day, week after week, is something of a professional gamble.

If you are operating at full throttle, it’s an invaluable free advertisement. But if you are spluttering and stuttering it could effectively be the death knell for an entire career.

Jay, with his droll style of civilised interrogation, and the pauses loaded with unspoken doubt and wry disbelief, will have commended himself to many a potential litigant.

With scalps of the Murdochs hanging from his belt, m’learned friend has done himself no harm at all.