John Wilson – A tribute

05 Aug 2015

BLM partner John Wilson was born on 10 September 1968. He sadly passed away on 13 July 2015, after a very bravely fought battle with myelofibrosis and AML. His funeral on 29 July was attended by hundreds of people including over 50 from BLM.

John grew up in Altrincham and attended William Hulme Grammar School and The University of Mid Glamorgan, completing his professional qualifications at Chester Law College in 1991.

John was an Articled Clerk at Colin Watson & Co in Warrington and worked at Kershaw Abbot and Cottrill Stone Lawless in Manchester before joining BLM in November 2000 as an Assistant Solicitor. He later transferred to the Connexion Partnership and was promoted to Partner on 1 April 2004.

His personal reference on joining BLM endorsed his ‘honesty, reliability and personality” and his professional reference stated “John needs to be dealing with complicated litigation. He gets bored with the simpler stuff!” This summed up his intelligent approach to work and his extremely likeable personality which gained him respect and friendships across the BLM business

John worked hard with his colleagues and partners to develop the team at CXP. He managed many important client accounts and consistently achieved excellent feedback from customers for the great service provided.

Helen Devery, Head of Manchester Office says “John was a very funny, intelligent and thoughtful person. It was such a pleasure to work with him and to know him as many of us did as a close friend. We have been moved by the many messages from colleagues and clients over the last few weeks all of which pay tribute to his integrity, kindness and sense of fun. We will all miss him greatly.”

John is survived by his wife Ming, his parents and sister to whom we send our deepest sympathies.

Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Anthony Nolan Trust and his wife has set up a JustGiving page:

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