Professor Joe Thomson passes away at 70

Professor Joe Thomson passes away at 70

Scottish lawyer and academic Professor Joe Thomson passed away over the weekend at the age of 70.

He was Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow from 1991 to 2005, and later an honorary professor in the School of Law.

Professor Thomson also served as a commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission for ten years.

Lord Pentland, chair of the Scottish Law Commission, said: “On behalf of everyone at the Scottish Law Commission I would like to express our great sadness at the death of Professor Joe Thomson over the weekend.

“Joe served as a dedicated and successful Law Commissioner for a decade from 2000. He led and contributed to a large number of reform projects, including a comprehensive one on the law of succession.

“His work on these projects has made a real difference to the law of Scotland and to our society. All those who knew Joe during his time here had enormous respect and affection for him. He was highly professional with a profound understanding of the law. He was renowned also for his joie de vivre.

“We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his widow, Annie, and to Joe’s family.”

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