Trusty Servant May 2019 No.127 - Page 28

No.127 served in BAOR 1950. New College, Oxford 1951, Jur BA 1954, MA 1958. He was a member of London Stock Exchange 1958-6; qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court (admitted 1968; a partner of Fox & Gibbon, London; and then later as a legal consultant in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Rome and Frankfurt. From 1975, he was with Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys and Legal Consultants in Bahrain; he was a member of the Bar at Her Majesty’s Court for the Persian Gulf; and was legal adviser to successive British Ambassadors to Bahrain. He was a freeman of the Haberdasher’s Company and an Officier, Chaîne des Rotisseurs. He was a lovely gentle and amusing man with an individual view of life. Married (1) 1956 Diana Bowring (marriage dissolved) and (2) Pramuan Phosaengda, who survives him with his three daughters of his first marriage. Michael John Turner (E, 45-49): died 7.10.2018. Brother of CGT (Coll, 43-48). Member of Chapel Choir. National Service, 7 th Hussars, with whom he served in BAOR. His interest in the Law was kindled when he was prevailed upon to speak up for the Officers’ Mess Sergeant in a court martial, securing an unlikely acquittal. Magdalene College, Cambridge, Economics Part 1 and Law Part 2. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1954; QC in 1973 and Head of Chambers 1981-85. He became a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) 1985-2002 and was knighted in 1985. He was Co-Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board 1988-93, during which time he drove through the publication of the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases in 1992; now in its 14 th edition it replaced a textbook of some 5,000 pages with a slim volume of fewer than 100. He was best known for his ruling for the miners in the Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation 1998 and also presided over the manslaughter trial which The Trusty Servant followed the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster at Zeebrugge, in which his ruling laid the groundwork for the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. He acted as an occasional judge in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar 2007-11. He had a brusque manner but his brother recalled that ‘He had a hard shell but a soft centre.’ Away from the law, his love was country pursuits. He was a dedicated point-to-point rider and rode his last race in 1987 aged 55. Converting to eventing, he bought Chaka in 1986 which had victories at Burghley 1994 and at Gatcombe British Open Championships 1995. At the age of 63 he took up skiing in order to accompany his third wife to the Alps – he skied until the age of 82. Married (1) 1956 Susan Money- Coutts (marriage dissolved), (2) 1965 Deborah Croom-Johnson (marriage dissolved) and (3) 1995 Ingrid Ortner, who survives him with his three sons and a daughter. Douglas Stuart Latta (H, 46-51) died 23.7.2018. Brother of JPL (H, 52- 57) and father of WTL (H, 80-84). National Service in Kenya with King’s African Rifles. Magdalene College, Cambridge, 3 Mechanical Sciences, MA CEng. He started his career as a chartered mechanical engineer with Weir Group in Scotland and France, and with Brown Boveri in Switzerland. He founded Scotboard, the UK’s first chipboard plant, and he later took that expertise to Canada, where he was Managing Director of Airscrew-Weyroc Canada. His multi-country industrial experience included corporate turn-around roles and export directorships with periods as independent consultant to the oil and gas industry, biotech and food industries. He retired to Chilham, where he was a long-standing PCC member at Crundale and Godmersham. He had a lifelong love of gardening and enjoyed home design, and both were in evidence at their converted Normandy barn house near 28 Honfleur, which was a sanctuary and source of great pleasure. He is survived by Monika, his wife of 56 years, and their two sons and a daughter. Charles Anthony Rutter (K, 47-48): died 2.5.2017. He remembered well when aged five he was invited up on the footplate of a steam engine and was allowed to shovel coal into the fire. He came to Winchester for just one year but unfortunately did not get on with his Housemaster, who told him to lock away his tenor horn. He completed his education at Monkton Coombe where he played that tenor horn in the school orchestra. He became president of the school magic club and later became a member of the Magic Circle. He rowed for the 1 st VIII at Henley and was Victor Ludorum. He gained a place at Trinity College, Cambridge, 2 Economics part 1 and 2 Jur part 2. He first worked for John Lewis but then became an Inspector of Stamps and Taxes at the Inland Revenue where he remained until retirement. In retirement, he was treasurer of St Wulfram’s in Grantham. He became a wine maker, making oak-leaf and blackberry wine. He was a marriage guidance councillor for over 20 years. He is survived by Joyce, his wife of 60 years, and their son and daughter. Paul de Neufville Lucas (Coll, 47-52): died 28.11.2018. Son of EdeGL (G, 1891-95) and brother of JRL (Coll, 42- 47). He was always proud of the fact that his father founded the School Mission. Fell Exhibitioner Christ Church, Oxford 1952-55, 3 History. He first worked as a teacher at Peterhouse School in Southern Rhodesia 1955- 57 and then went to Cuddesdon College 1957-59. Holy Orders 1959. He was first Curate, St Stephen with St John, Westminster 1959-63, then Chaplain, Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1963-69. During his time there he presided at the wedding of Stephen and Jane Hawking and made a point of spending a day a week roaming the Cambridgeshire countryside. He was