The entire membership of Optimum Advocates was both shocked and saddened to learn, this morning, of the death of one of its Senior members, Derek Ogg Q.C. In his untimely death, we have lost an enormous character, and inestimable colleague.
His professional achievements need no rehearsal. He was a committed, fearless and talented Advocate. Today, however, as a stable, we mourn the man beneath the wig. He was a man full of fun, compassion, wit and good humour. To those around him, he was, above all, a loyal and generous friend.
The Gown Room has lost one of its true characters.
But our loss is inconsequential to that of a family which has lost a partner, brother and uncle. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
May he rest in peace.