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In memoriam: Mr Charles Stoddart

Fri 27 October 2023

In memoriam: Mr Charles Stoddart

It is with great sadness that Edinburgh Law School announces the passing of Edinburgh Law School alumnus and former lecturer, Mr Charles Stoddart (LLB 1969, PhD 1978). 

Charles Stoddart graduated from Edinburgh Law School with an LLB in 1969 before completing an LLM at McGill University. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1972 and worked as a lecturer in Scots law at Edinburgh Law School from 1973 until 1980, teaching criminal law and evidence and completing a PhD on legal aid in Scotland in 1978. 

Following a period as partner in John G Gray & Co, SSC, he was appointed as a sheriff at Paisley in 1988, later serving as sheriff at Edinburgh and as the first holder of the post of director of judicial studies for Scotland. 

Mr Stoddart passed away on 26 October 2023 at the age of 75. He will be missed by the Edinburgh Law School community and our sincere condolences are with his family. 

Read the full article by the Scottish Legal News