The Faculty of Advocates is mourning former member Andrew Hajducki QC, who has died.

Mr Hajducki called to the bar in 1979 and took silk in 1994. He was the author of textbooks on licensing law and civil jury trials, and co-authored a book featuring the Lauder Light Railway. He retired in 2018.

Offering condolences to Mr Hajducki's family and friends, Dean of Faculty Roddy Dunlop QC said: "Andrew was for many years a leading practitioner, especially (but not solely) in the field of personal injury. His work on civil jury trials is oft-cited and highly respected. I am very sorry to learn of his passing."

Janys Scott QC, director of Westwater Stable of which Mr Hajducki was formerly a member, said: "He was a man of many talents, with a formidable record of cases argued at all levels.

"Family lawyers remember him for his appearance for the curator ad litem in the Supreme Court in NJDB v JEG 2012 SC (UKSC) 293.  He was in the House of Lords as senior counsel alongside his junior (then) Morag Wise, advocate in the famous Jacques v Jacques 1997 SC (HL) 20.  He won a significant victory for unmarried fathers in Authority Reporter v S 2010 SC 531."

Senior clerk Sheila Westwater  described him as a "very interesting and intelligent man, who made time for people and always had a smile".