The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to Murray Sinclair, Director for the Scottish Government Legal Directorate, who passed away recently.

Alison Atack, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We were very saddened  to hear the news of Murray’s death and extend our sincere condolences to his family and his colleagues in the Scottish Government at this difficult time.

“Murray played an important role in Scotland’s history as part of Scottish Office’s constitution group, the team which delivered devolution in 1999. He was an exceptional solicitor, who enjoyed a distinguished career and was a highly committed public servant throughout his legal career, including his role as director for the Scottish Government’s legal directorate.

“He took great pride, both in being a Scottish solicitor and in serving his profession, shown by his nine years as a member of the Law Society’s Council.  We could always depend on him for thoughtful advice when it was wanted and sound judgment when it was needed.  He will be much missed.”