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Sir Elihu Lauterpacht

It is with very great sadness that the members and staff of 20 Essex Street learned of the death of Sir Elihu Lauterpacht on 8 February 2017.

A member of Chambers for over 50 years, Sir Elihu was internationally acknowledged as the doyen of Public International Law.  His influence on the development of this specialist area of law is without parallel and he has, over many years, mentored the majority of the leading specialists in this field.

Our thoughts are with Sir Elihu’s family at this time.