Obituaries

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Dundee’s Citizen of the Year 2003, retired senior partner of Blackadders Solicitors and charitable trustee Norman “Norrie” Robertson has died peacefully, aged 94. Brought up in the Maryfield district of the city, Mr. Robertson attended Morgan Academy, then Morrisons Academy, Crieff

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Members of the profession and others will be saddened to learn of the death on 2 February of Professor Philip Love, who was formerly the professor of conveyancing and professional practice of law at the University of Aberdeen and latterly, vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool.

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Len Murray, who died on December 22 aged 90 after a short illness, was one of the best known of his generation of lawyers who enjoyed a full and active retirement as a popular after-dinner speaker and authority on Robert Burns. Described by a High Court Judge as “the most respected of his gene

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Lord McEwan has passed away at the age of 80.

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Dr Doris Littlejohn, who has passed away aged 89, was a pioneering figure among women in the law, becoming the UK’s first female Industrial Tribunal chairman, and was consistent in her support for equal opportunities. From a humble background, she successfully combined a full family life with

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Paul Watchman, who has died aged 70, was a larger than life lawyer who has had a major influence on those working to address the issues of global warming and the role of corporations in perpetuating this process. He worked both as an academic and within the legal profession in Scotland and England.

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Scottish Legal News is saddened to report the death of the well-known Dundee solicitor William G Boyle who died, aged 71, in the early hours of Sunday morning at Ninewells Hospital where he had been receiving treatment for several weeks. Universally known to his legion of Dundonian clients and colle

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Well-known Glasgow solicitor Ken Waddell passed away on 4 April at the age of 63. Mr Waddell was latterly a consultant in Drummond Miller LLP Incorporating Peacock Johnston and was one of the most widely respected court practitioners in Glasgow, with extensive experience both in civil and criminal l

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Aberdeen solicitor Frank Lefevre has passed away at the age of 88. "Mr Lefevre, who dedicated almost six decades to seeking justice for those wronged, will forever be remembered as the 'formidable advocate' who shook up the legal system.

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Leslie George Deans LLB, WS has passed away at the age of 71. "Leslie Deans was born in Edinburgh and, like parents George and Marlene, stayed there. His horizons were, however, not dominated by the city: he was fluent in French and Spanish, had a command of Italian and travelled widely in Euro

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Alexander Birrell Wilkinson (known to his friends and colleagues as Sandy) was born in Perth on 2 February 1932. His father was Captain Alexander Wilkinson who had served in the Black Watch for 36 years. After education at Perth Academy Sandy won a scholarship to study at St Andrews University where

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Sheriff Alexander B Wilkinson KC passed away on 17 January at the age of 90. He was a former president of the Sheriffs Association in Scotland and was co-author of the first edition of The Law Relating to Parent & Child in Scotland and acted as a consultant on the second edition. "His influence

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Highland lawyer and crofting expert Duncan MacPhee has passed away at the age of 70 in Fort William. "Duncan was brought up in a family of Lochaber builders, learning the trade of his father, Angus, an engineer, and uncles as they built many of the homes, dams and villages that comprise the town to

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Highland solicitor and honorary sheriff Michael Burns has passed away at the age of 90, the Press and Journal reports. "Michael John Burns was born in the Shieling, Ferry Road, Dingwall where he lived for more than 80 years before moving to Maryburgh.

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Sheriff Brian Lockhart has passed away at the age of 79. Born in Ayr in 1942, he was admitted as a solicitor in 1964 and was made partner at Robertson Chalmers & Auld in 1967. He became a temporary sheriff in 1977, a floating sheriff of North Strathclyde at Paisley in 1979 and then resident sher

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