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Big boots to fill
As Judge Jock astutely examined last time, the sudden death last week of Justice Sir Robert Chambers at 59 leaves a gap on the Supreme Court which requires filling by some nimble judicial juggling.
It also throws a big question over who succeeds Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias, who is expected to retire in 2014 after 15 years in the top judging job.
Justice Chambers was regarded by many as a potential successor to Chief Justice Elias.