Lord Toulson RIP
Tribute to former Justice
28 June 2017
Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, said:
"It is with great sadness that the Supreme Court learns of the death of Lord Toulson, who has been serving on the Supreme Court's Supplementary Panel following his retirement as a full time Justice of the Court in September 2016.
"Justices and staff alike are shocked by the news, and we offer our deepest sympathy to Lady Toulson, his children and their families. They are all very much in our thoughts at this tragic time.
"Through his judgments and during hearings, Lord Toulson demonstrated a learned, deeply thoughtful and principled approach to resolving legal problems. These qualities ensure that his enormous contribution to the common law will always be remembered as disproportionate to the relatively short time for which he served upon the Supreme Court. And of course, he made great contributions to the law and to the administration of justice as a judge in the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as a practising barrister before that.
"He will never know the full extent of the impact that his considerate, thoughtful and encouraging nature had on the Court, the wider profession and the society we serve, but it is a legacy that we will all treasure long into the future.
"He was a truly valued colleague, a man of honour, modesty and integrity who will be deeply missed by all with whom he worked."