John Collins R.I.P

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It is with great sadness that Westgate Chambers announces the death of John Collins.  He passed away earlier this week after a short illness.

John founded Chambers in 1987, and was always a passionate supporter of young practitioners, keen to allow them to have the benefits of a nurturing and friendly Set.  Members, past and present, will be able to attest to his numerous acts of kindness over the years.

He was a compelling advocate, appearing in many high-profile cases.  After he retired from frontline practice, he retained a keen interest in all matters at Chambers, and was a wise adviser to those who took on the day-to-day running of a busy and flourishing Set.

All at Westgate offer our heartfelt condolences to his family. A memorial webpage has been set up in his honour: