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The SLS mourns the passing of Julian Farrand

24th July 2020

The Society of Legal Scholars was saddened to learn of the passing of Julian Farrand, a long-time member and supporter of the Society. Julian had a long and distinguished career spanning six decades of academic work and public service. After graduating in 1957 he qualified as a solicitor but then took up a post as an Assistant Lecturer and then Lecturer at KCL. He was a lecturer at Sheffield between 1963 and 1965 and then Reader at QMC between 1965 and 1968. During this time he also obtained his doctorate from the University of London and in 1968 he was appointed as Professor of Law at the University of Manchester. His specialism in property law led him on to head the Property law team at the Law Commission from 1984 to 1989. He then became the first Insurance Ombudsman in 1989 and the second Pensions Ombudsman in 1994. In that year he was also made an Honorary Queen’s Counsel. In 2001 he retired from this role but continued to serve as Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunals until 2011.

Julian will also be known to many as the proud and supportive husband of Lady Hale, and the thoughts and sympathies of the Society are with her and their family.