Professor Joe Thomson

14 May 2018

On behalf of everyone at the Scottish Law Commission I would like to express our great sadness at the death of Professor Joe Thomson over the weekend. Joe served as a dedicated and successful Law Commissioner for a decade from 2000.  He led and contributed to a large number of reform projects, including a comprehensive one on the law of succession.  His work on these projects has made a real difference to the law of Scotland and to our society. All those who knew Joe during his time here had enormous respect and affection for him. He was highly professional with a profound understanding of the law. He was renowned also for his joie de vivre. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to his widow, Annie, and to Joe’s family.

Lord Pentland,
Scottish Law Commission