Linklaters mourns death of London associate

An associate in the projects team at Linklaters died last week after he was hit by a tube train in central London.

Bob Worrall, who was a lawyer in the London office, died on Wednesday 21 July, two days after he had returned to work following his honeymoon.

A spokesperson for the firm said: “We can confirm that Bob Worrall, an associate in our London office, sadly died on 21 July. Everyone here at Linklaters is deeply shocked and saddened by this dreadful news. Bob was a good friend and colleague and he will be much missed. Our immediate priority is to provide support to Bob’s family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.”

Worrall read history and economics at Selwyn College, Cambridge before undertaking an LPC at BPP Law School. He qualified at Allen & Overy in September 2005 and stayed on for five months in the firm’s project finance department. He subsequently joined Linklaters in February 2006, working for a period in the Moscow office, where he met his wife Anya.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP can confirm that a 34-year-old man, from Hampstead, died after being struck by a northbound Bakerloo Line train at Oxford Circus Underground station on Wednesday, 21 June 2010.

“The incident, which was reported to police at 2.02pm, is currently being treated as non-suspicious. BTP officers attended alongside the Metropolitan Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service. A file will be prepared for the coroner. The line was handed back to London Underground at 3.08pm.”

His funeral will be held tomorrow.