It is with immense sadness that the partners of Hand Morgan & Owen solicitors announce the death on 22 February 2019 of Paul Donald Stewart Slater, aged 59, after a battle with cancer.
Paul’s father, George, was also a solicitor, the senior partner of a law firm in the Potteries. Paul was educated at Rydal School and then studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was articled to Hand Morgan & Owen in 1982 and became a partner in the firm in 1989.
Amongst posts that he held were those of governor of Rydal School and St Dominic’s School in Stone. He was a member of the Board of Stafford Prison, a Rotarian, Chairman of Wilford House Residential Care Home and Clerk to the Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s Church, Stafford.
At the date of his passing he had been Under Sheriff of Staffordshire since 2008 and remained an active member of St Mary’s Choir.
Paul’s partner at Hand Morgan & Owen, John James, said: ’Paul was a gentle and kind man and an extraordinarily good lawyer who was much appreciated by his clients. He will be sadly missed.’
Paul leaves a wife, Clare, and daughter, Geraldine.