Tributes to a sporting lord

Patricia Wynn Davies
Tuesday 29 April 1997 23:02

Tributes have been pouring in following the death of the former Lord Chief Justice Lord Taylor (left), who died yesterday following a serious illness.

Hearings in the Court of Appeal and High Court were suspended as law lords, judges, barristers, and the public packed into the Lord Chief Justice's court to hear Lord Bingham, his successor, praise Lord Taylor's "mission to communicate", and his wisdom and humanity. A devoted family man, accomplished pianist and sportsman as well as a judge, Lord Taylor became a household name after his inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough football-ground disaster.

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