Len Murray

Len Murray

Len Murray was born in Glasgow a long time ago, he says, certainly long before Traffic Wardens were ever invented.

 

After studying Modern Languages and Law at Glasgow University he qualified as a solicitor. He remained in practice in Glasgow until 2003 when he retired.  He says he had not a bad career.  He was once described by a High Court Judge as “the most respected pleader of his generation.” He was the first ever media spokesman for the Law Society of Scotland; he taught at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities; he lectured at Tulliallan Police College for 16 years; he served on the Central Committee of the Law Society of Scotland for some years and was the Committee’s Vice – Chairman for two; he also had spells as a Temporary Sheriff and as a part – time Chairman of Employment Tribunals.

 

He is now the ambassador for Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

Throughout his career he was associated with headline cases for household names and people like Paul McCartney, Billy Connolly, Rod Stewart, David Soul of Starsky and Hutch fame, Tommy Docherty, Jock Wallace and the legendary Jock Stein were among his clients, as well as Scottish Television, ITN and Times Newspapers.

 

When four Old Firm players were charged with an on-the-park breach of the peace, following upon a Rangers -v- Celtic match Len was instructed by both Clubs to represent their players.

 

He is now equally known as one of the country’s top after-dinner speakers and has spoken all over the UK and abroad, on four continents, from Edmonton and Calgary in the West to Singapore in the East.

 

Len has also been described as the country’s top speaker on Robert Burns and his Immortal Memory has been described as “legendary”.  He is a member of the Burns Federation and is Honorary President of Greenock Burns Club, the oldest Burns Club in the world.

 

His autobiography, called The Pleader, was published in the Autumn of 2002 to very good reviews, most of which, some suspect, he wrote himself.


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