It is with the saddest of hearts that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Murray Schiffeldrin who was a most valued member of the Leeds team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Our personal tributes to Murray:

“It was a privilege to know and work alongside Murray. He was a determined advocate for those who appeared before the courts, always willing to assist and support the junior members of our team, and always ready for a chat or to share a funny anecdote to liven up the office. His experience and knowledge was respected by everyone. When he suffered a stroke some years ago, his doctors said he would never talk again. There is no greater indicator of his character than the fact that not only did he indeed learn to talk again, but that he went back to work as a practicing solicitor in the criminal courts. He never stopped loving the job of being a criminal solicitor. His “retirement” lasted less time than some people’s holidays, and I’m not entirely convinced that it wasn’t just a ruse to get himself a nice bottle of scotch.
He will be sorely missed, by his family, his colleagues and the entire legal community in Leeds”

“Murray was one of the most gifted criminal solicitors I have been honoured to work alongside. He was always able to see to the essence of every case. I will dearly miss his wisdom”.

“Although I had probably known Murray less time than everyone else, he was a wonderful, friendly and wise friend who I will always remember. The comfort of having a friend like Murray at GT Stewart may have been taken away but not that of having had one like him. You will be missed but not forgotten my dear Murray”.

“Murray was a great friend and I would not be where I am today without the guidance and support he provided me over the years. I will dearly miss him and his great supply of stories”.

“Murray was a great solicitor with a wealth of knowledge, and a lovely man, who will be sadly missed by the whole team and clients alike”.

“Murray was an excellent solicitor who always had time for me, as someone new to the law, with his endless interesting stories and helpful advice. He will be dearly missed and I am grateful I got the chance to know him even for a limited amount of time”.

“Murray was such a pleasure to work with. His knowledge on the law was so extensive that you could learn from just conversing with him. He will be deeply missed”.

“It was a joy to work with Murray and he will be fondly remembered by all. Thoughts to his family”


“Murray will be sadly missed as a work colleague and friend. He will continue to be remembered by all”.

“I will miss Murray for his laugh, for his story telling, and the time he dedicated to teaching the next generation to be the best that they can be…… with the utmost respect, love and affection”