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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

Legal profession mourns Queen Elizabeth II

Legal profession mourns Queen Elizabeth II


The legal profession shares the nation's grief

The legal profession has shared in the nation’s grief at following the death of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday (8 September) at the age of 96.

In her statement yesterday, new prime minister Liz Truss said: “We are all devastated by the news we have just heard from Balmoral.

“The death of Her Majesty The Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world.”

She described Her Majesty as “the rock on which modern Britain was built” and added: “Through thick and thin, Queen Elizabeth II provided us with the stability and the strength that we needed.

“She was the very spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will endure”.

President of the Law Society, I. Stephanie Boyce, said: “On this sad occasion we share in the grief of the nation at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the solicitor profession, I would also like to offer our condolences to the Royal Family.

“As the holder of a Royal Charter, the Society has been very grateful to the Queen for her role in public life, as a defender of the constitution and source of stability in an era of great change. As our longest serving monarch we’re thankful for the way she dedicated her life to the service of this country.” 

CILEX Chair, Professor Chris Bones, said: “We are deeply saddened on the news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. On the behalf of CILEX, we send our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family”.