Lord Roger Toulson

I am sad to report that Lord Roger Toulson died last night. He had just retired in July as a House of Lords (Supreme Court) judge. I have known him since I was 15 years old. I in fact went to his silk's do and watched him then be better than nearly everyone in our field because he was fiercely bright and worked so damn hard- a scary and disarming combination. He was a great family man, husband, father and supporter of the Bar and humanity. His nickname "Two-brains-Toulson" was in truth one brain short. A superb and humane Judge and person at every level. His judgments read like prose. I was privileged to know him. We and our law are the richer for knowing him and the poorer for losing him.

Yours,

Kerim Fuad QC
Leader of The South Eastern Circuit