The confessional

11 Dec 2019

In an interview several years ago, Baroness Hale admitted suffering from so-called imposter syndrome, or as she so aptly put it, “the fear of being found out”.

Her recent delivery of the Supreme Court’s judgment condemning Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament as unlawful, has led to her previous comments being brought back to the fore.

In my view, it is equally unbelievable and reassuring that a person so incredibly accomplished as Lady Hale could ever possibly be plagued with self-doubt.

Imposter syndrome is the widely recognised psychological phenomenon where someone does not believe in their own abilities despite the presence of tangible evidence to support those abilities....

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