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Patrick du Plessis Langrishe: 1952-2022

A dedicated and compassionate solicitor

Patrick du Plessis Langrishe (Crowden 1969)

19/01/1952 - 26/12/2022

Born on 19 January 1952 to John, a former Royal Artillery captain and solicitor, and Edwina, Patrick pursued his passion for law at Exeter University. He qualified as a solicitor in 1980, initially serving as a clerk at the historic City of Exeter Magistrates Court.

Joining Symes Robinson and Lee in 1981, Patrick became a partner by 1983. His journey led him to Gilbert Stephens in 2013 upon a merger. While specialising in family law, Patrick's curiosity extended to all legal realms. With a unique knack for conveying ideas clearly, he was a classic solicitor, advocating for clients during challenging times and standing against perceived injustices. The recent challenging years only highlighted his immense support for his team.

Always an astute observer, Patrick was known to share his perspectives on contemporary issues, be they legal or otherwise, with colleagues.

Beyond his professional life, Patrick was a devoted husband to Lynda, whom he wed in 1972, and a loving father to their six children.

His absence will be deeply felt by peers, friends, and the broader Cranbrook community.

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