It is with great sadness that the Slynn Foundation has learnt of the death on Christmas Eve at the age of 94 of the Rt Hon Sir Brian Neill. Sir Brian was a great supporter of the Foundation and was instrumental in the Foundation’s revival in 2009. He travelled on many occasions on behalf of the Foundation, particularly to the Ukraine.
He was called to the Bar in 1949 and was a member of One Brick Court Chambers until 1978 taking Silk in 1968. He was appointed a Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in 1978, a Judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts in 1980 and of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 1981. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in January 1985 and a member of the Privy Council in February 1985. He retired from the Court of Appeal in September 1996 and became a Judge of the Court of Appeal for Gibraltar in 1997. There will be a memorial service in London in the spring.