It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our colleague and friend, Gregor Grant, who passed away on 17 November 2022.
Gregor practised as a solicitor continuously from 1967 until this year. He joined Marks & Clerk Solicitors as a partner in 2005 after a period as Head of Intellectual Property at Wragge & Co, following a merger between that firm and Needham & Grant, the specialist intellectual property firm Gregor founded with his partner Keith Needham.
Following his retirement as a partner, Gregor continued to work with Marks & Clerk Law as a consultant until his death.
Gregor’s illustrious 55-year career, during which he conducted some of the UK’s seminal patent and other intellectual property litigation and shaped the discipline in which he worked, secured his place as one of the leading lights of the UK’s Intellectual Property community. His depth of knowledge, humour, vivaciousness, kindness and generosity of character secured him no less important a place as a respected colleague and valued friend to all who worked with and encountered him.
We extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family.
Book of condolence
We have opened an online book of condolence and would encourage those who knew and worked with Gregor to contribute to it here.
Gregor’s family have asked us to publicise that Gregor’s funeral will be held at 12 noon on 1 December 2022 at St James Church in Muswell Hill (address: St James's Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10 3DB). We understand that all are welcome to attend but, for planning purposes, unless you have informed the family directly of your attendance, please would you confirm your intention to attend by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and we will convey this information to the family so that they may plan accordingly.