The Birmingham legal community was shocked today to learn that the Briton killed in Wednesday's terrorist attack in Tunis was Sally Adey, a retired solicitor and wife of Robert Adey, partner at Midlands firm Shakespeares Legal LLP. 

In a statement, Julia Holden, a partner in Shakespeares and a close friend of the family, said: 'Sally Adey was a much-loved daughter, wife and mother. The family are devastated by her loss. They are also saddened for others who have lost people they love, and for those who have been hurt.'

Mrs Adey, 57, had been on a last-minute Mediterranean cruise with her husband and they were on an excursion to the Bardo museum when terrorists struck. The 23 victims included a Tunisian police officer and tourists from Japan, Italy, Colombia, Australia, Spain, France and Poland.

Books of condolence are available at all Shakespeares offices and written messages can be conveyed via Carol Stone at the firm's Birmingham office.