Lord Bill Wedderburn

The Haldane Society is sad to announce the death of our Vice-President, Lord Bill Wedderburn, QC. Bill Wedderburn was an eminent labour lawyer, whose books included The Worker and the Law and other publications pioneering the concept of workers' rights. He worked at the University of Cambridge and was Cassell Professor of Commercial Law at the London School of Economics. He was appointed a life peer in 1977. The name Baron Wedderburn of Charlton reflected his football allegiance. He was a Distinguished Patron of the British Humanist Society. He was a committed supporter of the Haldane Society and, less than two years ago, appeared with Jim Mortimer and John Hendy QC "in conversation", jointly organised with the Institute for Employment Rights and held at the TUC. We appreciated the physical effort he made to join us then and the mental acerbity and wit that had not diminished. Our thoughts are with his family and his friends.

Obituary in Guardian, Monday 12th March