Off toddles Charlie Falconer.
He did good work on Hillsborough. But he has never been elected to anything, having been made a Minister thanks to ennoblement at the hands of his erstwhile flatmate, Tony Blair.
Michael Gove is the second non-lawyer in succession to be Lord Chancellor. Let him by Shadowed by one of the surviving MPs who nominated Jeremy Corbyn and who have not recanted.
If you propose to mock the idea of, say, Dennis Skinner or Ronnie Campbell in that role, then ask yourself how he is any less qualified than Chris Grayling or Michael Gove.
Indeed, without their upper-middle-class arrogance, such a figure (and there are several other possibilities) would be open to the voice of professional expertise.
At the very least, this appointment does need to go to someone who shares Corbyn's own record of opposition to the erosion of civil liberties.