Staff at Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) are mourning the death of former managing partner Moira Gilmour, who died on Saturday evening (11 February).
Gilmour had been a partner at FFW for 14 years after joining in 1998 when the firm consumed Allison & Humphreys (18 November 1997).
She was head of the real estate practice for several years, becoming managing partner in 2006, and was elected for a second term in 2008.
She decided not to stand for a third term, and was replaced last year by Matthew Lohn (20 October 2011).
She has been credited with overseeing significant growth for the firm across Europe.
Nicholas Thompsell, the firm’s senior partner, said: “This is extremely sad news for us all and our thoughts and prayers are with Moira’s family.
“Moira was a key figure at the firm, building a tremendously successful career as a real estate lawyer and leading the real estate department for a number of years before becoming the firm’s managing partner in 2006.
“She was highly respected by clients and colleagues and was dedicated to the firm. She will be greatly missed.”