It is with great sadness that we report the death of Sir William Aldous who passed away on the morning of Saturday 17th March 2018, his 82nd birthday. He had been unwell for some time.
Willie had a long and distinguished career as a barrister at the IP bar and as an IP judge. He was called in 1960 and was junior counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry from 1972 until he took silk in 1976. He was head of these Chambers – then situated at 6 Pump Court, Temple – from 1981 until 1988 when he was elevated to the High Court bench and appointed a judge of the Patents Court. In 1995 he became a Lord Justice of Appeal, serving with distinction until his retirement in 2003.
Willie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was kind, good-humoured and had excellent judgment. He made an immense contribution to the development of these Chambers and to the law of Intellectual Property as a whole. We are all indebted to him. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time to whom we extend our sincerest condolences.