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Laurie Watt, Hon. Treasurer

Laurie Watt is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He qualified in 1970 having been articled in Oxford to Messrs Cole & Cole. He joined Charles Russell & Co in 1972, was made a partner there in 1974. He was elected Senior Partner in 1998 and re-elected twice until 2006 when he became a Consultant under the title ‘Senior Counsel’.

He specialised in Commercial Litigation of all types with an emphasis on international cases. He took over responsibility for the firm’s Government Clientele in the late 1970’s until 2006. He stayed active as a litigator for several more years and finally left the firm in 2017.

From the Commonwealth Law Conference in Hong Kong in 1983, Laurie represented the firm at every Commonwealth Law Conference (save one) until he became more directly involved in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association as Treasurer and Chair of its Executive Committee in 2008 and thereafter has continued to attend and be involved in organising the Conferences.