Sir Hugh Laddie
I, together with the rest of the Patent Bar, have just learned from Richard Miller QC that Sir Hugh Laddie died on Saturday and was buried yesterday.
I feel this personally because it was he who first steered me towards the IP Bar 26 years ago. He was always very fair to me both at the Bar and the High Court bench.
I shall be adding my own tribute later but in the meantime I should like to refer readers to Jeremy Phillips's post on IPKat.
I send my sincere sympathy to his family, friends and connections.