Talking of which, I see that there are now two vacancies - a Scottish gap created by the untimely death of Lord Rodger and an anticipatory position vacant pending the retirement of Lord Brown.
I understand that Lord Reed, of the First Dvision of the Inner House of the Court of Session is tipped to fill the Scots slot (he has been sitting temporarily in the SC for Lord Roger - most particularly in the fascinating pleural plaques appeal -) and has replaced Lord Roger as Visitor of Balliol College, Oxford.
As to the Lord Brown vacancy - how about Lady Justice Arden - about time for another Lady and would produce the first husband (Lord Mance) and wife team in the SC (or H of L)? Or perhpas Mummery LJ (employment), Carnwarth LJ (as a reward for looking after Tribunals) or perhaps Moses LJ for a bit of public law experience?
Or will they go for another outsider - Lord Faulks QC?