Remembering our colleague
Bill Mabon who has died aged 81 became a partner of Smith Morton and Long (practising from Halstead) in 1989, having first practised in the North West and then for a short time in London.
Although originally a general litigator (as most were in those days) Bill soon developed a specialism in personal injury litigation.
After the demerger in 1995 Bill remained as a partner of Birketts, running the large and successful insurance litigation team.
Bill’s principal client was GRE (now AXA) and for them he acted for a number of household names, becoming increasingly concerned in the defence of claims for what were then called “repetitive strain injuries”.
In 1998 Bill acted for the Financial Times in successfully defending a claim for personal injury by a number of journalists, a complicated and lengthy trial involving many witnesses including a number of medical experts.
Never a man to suffer fools gladly, Bill was a vastly experienced and well respected lawyer who made a real contribution to the development of the Birketts’ brand.
He was a proud family man, a loyal supporter of the firm and particularly of his team.