Professor Philip Love CBE

Professor Philip Love CBE

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to a former president, Professor Philip Love, who has passed away.

Law Society president Sheila Webster said: “I’d like to offer my deepest condolences to family, friends and former colleagues of Professor Philip Love, CBE, who was president of the Law Society of Scotland in 1981-1982. We’re saddened to hear of Professor Love’s passing and grateful for his contributions to the legal profession.

“Professor Love became a Scottish solicitor in 1963, and made a valuable contribution to the profession through his career in legal academia. He was president of the Law Society during his long tenure as Professor of Conveyancing and Professional Practice of Law at the University of Aberdeen. Professor Love was one of my lecturers during my studies there and I know that I and others in my year regarded him very highly. He was awarded a CBE for his services to Scottish Law in 1983.

“Professor Love moved to England in 1992 and spent a decade as principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool up until his retirement. He also shared his legal knowledge and enthusiasm in a range of other contexts, including as commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission, chairman of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executry Services Board and as high sheriff of Merseyside.”

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