It is with considerable sadness that we announce the passing of Herry Lawford yesterday morning after a long illness.
Herry joined Thomas Miller upon graduating in 1967 and retired in May 2006 after 39 years at the firm.
Herry worked initially for the UK Club when he started to travel frequently to talk to shipowners, correspondents and lawyers - initially to Yugoslavia and India with Bill Birch Reynardson and then to the Middle East (e.g. Saudi and Iraq) and in time to Japan and China. Service was his constant driver.
In 1972, he was appointed Secretary of the International Group of P&I Clubs.
Herry became a partner in Thomas Miller in 1982 and then in 1984 became the founding manager of what would later become ITIC. While working at Thomas Miller, Herry visited more than 50 countries, many of them regularly. He was a keen blogger and photographer and his own site containing his archive is well worth a visit.
Always interested in technology and communications, he spent his spare time developing an on-line Encyclopaedia which involved having many of the Clubs' publications retyped into electronic form. He also set up and ran the UK Club's website, posting a weekly news update.
Herry was a man of great charm and flair. Always good humored, courteous and debonair and will be greatly missed by all his many friends around the world.
Our thoughts are with Herry's family and friends.