We were sad to learn that Tom Legg died peacefully at home last month, aged 88. Tom was a firm friend and supporter of the Constitution Society from its early days, and a founding member of the UK Constitution Monitoring Group.
Sir Thomas Legg was called to the Bar in 1960 and spent his entire subsequent career in the Lord Chancellor’s Department, retiring as Permanent Secretary and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in 1998. In retirement, he headed several key government inquiries and served as Chair of the London Library.
Tom was a public servant of the old school, widely respected as a man of unimpeachable integrity and fine judgement. He was unfailingly courteous and very widely read, and his wisdom and insight will be much missed.
Sir Thomas Stuart Legg KCB KC (1935 – 2023)