The defence advocate was a rather attractive lady of middling years who stood to address her closing speech to the Bench.
Whilst doing so, slowly, very slowly, her skirt began to slide down, unfortunately for her, the movement was so slow as to be unnoticed as it continued its somewhat leisurely way South.
I was at a loss as to how to let her know without causing her embarrassment, at the same time taking 'Judicial Notice' that her legs were every bit as attractive as the rest of her
In the end I said, "Ms *****, reluctant as I am to interrupt your speech, please take a seat for a moment as I have a point I need to raise with my colleagues."
At which point, having given the hapless victim the benefit of tactical obscurity in the advocates' pews, I was able to turn away from the mesmerising sight only to have the lady winger on my left growl, "Left that long enough didn't you?" along with a (quite) unwarranted comment about dirty schoolboys
The advocate concerned, having recovered her modesty, came to our retiring room at the next opportunity to thank the Bench for our "tact and diplomacy".
You see all sorts from the Bench, this not being an isolated incident I have to say, recalling, not so very long ago, a situation where there had been a noticeable 'TWANG' from the direction of the advocate, followed by an immediate return to the seated position along with a rather red face.