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The Immortal Memory

Proposed by Len Murray, KSJ, JP, BL, SSC

Introducing Len Murray The Immortal Memory

Len Murray, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, Knight of Honour of the Sovereign Order of St John, Justice of the Peace, Bachelor of Law, Solicitor to the Supreme Courts of Scotland, practised as a solicitor in Glasgow for over forty years. He is retired now and he says that he wishes he had done so years ago. So do his former clients.

He is a Glaswegian by birth though he now lives in Bearsden, a district lying slightly north of Drumchapel. A graduate of Glasgow University he practised in the Courts throughout his professional life and he built up one of the most respected law practices in the country. His colleagues nicknamed him 'The Silver Fox' though they could never be persuaded to say why.

He was appointed the first ever media spokesman for the Law Society of Scotland in litigation matters and in that capacity he appeared regularly on radio and television over the years where his views were sought on a wide range of topics. They were, however, according to him, seldom heeded. He still makes occasional contributions on radio, television and in the press.

He served on many of the professional bodies connected with the practice of the law and for some years he was Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He was also a member of the part-time staff of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities and for some 16 years was a guest lecturer at the Scottish Police College Tulliallan.

He has been a prominent after-dinner speaker for many years and has spoken throughout the country and abroad. In May 2000 he was invited to take part in the prestigious Wag of the Year competition which he won.

He is widely regarded as an expert on Robert Burns and has spoken on Burns in many countries - from Edmonton, Alberta in the West to Singapore in the East. He is an Honorary President of Greenock Burns Club, the oldest Burns Club in the world and an Honorary Life Member of that Club.

He played football in his youth and at University. He was once told that there was only one reason he was not chosen to represent the Scottish Universities - he was no use.
Len Murray has been a prominent after-dinner speaker for some years and has built up an excellent reputation as a thoroughly reliable speaker. He is very experienced in corporate events, fund-raising dinners, sporting dinners, testimonials, Rotary Dinners, Burns Suppers, Caledonian Society Dinners and professional conferences.

He has spoken in presence of HRH the Prince Edward and along with a vast number of celebrities from different walks of life: Billy Connolly, Tommy Docherty, Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Ian St John, David Mellor, Andy Cameron, Johnny Beattie, Bill Barclay, Dean Park, Lord Macdonald, Henry McLeish and many others.

Read Len's excellent Immortal Memory Speech

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