Harvey McGregor CBE QC (25 February 1926 – 27 June 2015)
It is with great sadness that Hailsham Chambers announces the death of one of its most prominent members, Professor Harvey McGregor CBE QC. Harvey was an eminent lawyer and one of Chambers’ longest-serving practising barristers having joined Chambers in 1978. He was the set’s head from 1986 to 2000.
Harvey continued to practise until suffering a serious stroke earlier this month, from which he was unable to recover. He died peacefully in hospital in Edinburgh.
Harvey was a distinguished member of the Bar and a leading academic. Through his drafting the Cayman’s trusts law, he was largely responsible for putting the islands, then a group of small islands which no one knew, onto the tax haven map. He was the author of McGregor on Damages – the leading book on the subject – which he re-wrote for the 12th Edition published in 1961 and which is now in its 19th edition and was published last year. Recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in 2014, Harvey was awarded the honour of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Law and Education.
Chambers conveys its most sincere condolences to Harvey’s family. He will be greatly missed by his friends, colleagues and several generations of the legal profession whom he had helped to educate.
Details about Harvey’s memorial service are available from Stephen Smith, Chambers’ Senior Clerk (T. 020 7643 5000).