Lord Denning, the former Master of the Rolls, was described as a "towering figure in the law", as the Bar Council and Law Society expressed sadness at his death late last week. Denning, Lord of Appeal, left a "lasting imprint" in trust, employment and public law. Dan Brennan and Michael Mathews both expressed sympathy for his family on behalf of their members. Denning had turned 100 on 23 January this year. Prime Minister Tony Blair described him as "one of the great men of his age".