Rosalind Mackworth CBE

We regret to announce that our former partner and consultant Rosalind Mackworth CBE died on the  19th February 2020.

Rosalind read Law at Queens Belfast and then at Cambridge. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1956. She joined Gregory Rowcliffe on qualification, becoming a Partner. She was one of the youngest and earliest female solicitors to qualify in the UK . She held a record I believe for the longest practising female solicitor in the country.   She left to found Mackworth & Co. in Westminster in 1976.   She had a good grounding in all branches of Law but later specialised in conveyancing and land law.  She joined with Sheila Rowland in 1983 to form Mackworth Rowland.

Rosalind became the first Commissioner for the Social Fund in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1985 and served until 1993, being appointed CBE.  She had been a Director of Riverside Health Authority, the Vice President of the European Union of Women and a long serving member of the Value Added Tax Tribunals.

She joined Ashley Wilson Solicitors in 2005 and retired as a consultant from the firm in 2014.

Throughout her time with us she was an extremely popular and hardworking member of our team and her experience of life and her attitude to it was an inspiration to us all.. On a personal note I had a deep fondness for her for her determination and enthusiasm and smile. I do not think I can ever remember her being anything but happy positive and willing to take on any challenge which beset her with a smile. I cannot remember ever seeing her in a bad mood  She will be greatly missed.

Tony Wilson

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