Current and former Law Society presidents have led tributes to Elizabeth Cruickshank, whose death was announced this week. Cruickshank, who chaired the Association of Women Solicitors, carried out groundbreaking work on the lives of early women solicitors.
‘We all loved Elizabeth Cruickshank in the Association of Women Solicitors,’ former Society president Dame Fiona Woolf said. ‘She had a quiet but very appealing integrity that would always find us the right thing to do as we emerged into a much-needed diversity and inclusion spotlight.’
Current president Lubna Shuja said: ‘Elizabeth was a pivotal voice in writing about the lives of women solicitors… We all stand on their shoulders, and Elizabeth made sure they were not forgotten.’
Former AWS chair Karen Aldred praised Cruikshank’s ‘ability to turn my ideas into perfect prose’, and ‘her killer accurate assessments of people and situations’.
Cruikshank is survived by her husband Sir Don Cruickshank, children Stewart and Karen, and grandchildren Alex, Helen, Cameron, Niamh, Minnie and Cassie. . Her funeral will be at Mortlake Crematorium at 2pm on 26 September. All are welcome. No flowers, please, but any donations to The ARNI Trust.
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