Fellow legal blogger Joshua Rozenberg reports today that interviews for the position of (twelfth) Justice of the Supreme Court took place on Saturday and that the shortlist was (in, we assume, alphabetical order) Lady Justice Arden, Lord Justice Dyson, Lord Justice Maurice Kay and Lord Justice Wilson.   He offers no information on the results of the interviews, but suggests that Lord Justice Dyson is the favourite.    This is (partially) consistent with his earlier post where the last three names on the list are said to be the shortlisted candidates.

A curious piece of additional evidence has come to our attention.  As we mentioned in an earlier post, the case of ZN (Afghanistan) v Entry Clearance Officer was listed on 15 February 2010 before a panel which was said to include “Justice 12”.  This is an appeal against a judgment of Laws, Rix and Wilson LJJ (suggesting that none of them could be on the panel).  

However, yesterday the Court’s list was updated, Version 4 of the Hilary Term List has replaced “Justice X” with Lord Collins on the ZN (Afghanistan) panel  (perhaps predictably, the “case details” have not been updated).   This could mean that the appointments process will not be finished by 15 February or, alternatively, that Lord Justice Wilson is on the list.  Or perhaps it is just a simple administrative change in listing.   As ever, we await developments.