In memoriam, Andrew Hajducki QC


Westwater Advocates have been much saddened by the death of former member Andrew Hajducki QC.  He was a man of many talents, with a formidable record of cases argued at all levels.  Family lawyers remember him for his appearance for the curator ad litem in the Supreme Court in NJDB v JEG 2012 SC (UKSC) 293.  He was in the House of Lords as senior counsel alongside his junior (then) Morag Wise, advocate, in the famous Jacques v Jacques 1997 SC (HL) 20.  He won a significant victory for unmarried fathers in Authority Reporter v S 2010 SC 531.

Senior clerk Sheila Westwater remembers Andrew as a very interesting and intelligent man, who made time for people and always had a smile.  He wrote seminal textbooks on licensing law (with Steven Stuart) and on civil jury trials, but also books on railways, including a delightful work on the Lauder Light Railway.  His devil Maggie Hughes remembers Andrew’s passion for railways on journeys around Scotland and into England.

Andrew’s Christmas cards featured his many pets, usually painted by his artist wife Kate.  He was a wonderful, personable and generous colleague.  We will miss him.