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Tim Wheldon, OH 1969-77

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Tim Wheldon, OH 1969-77, a highly respected corporate lawyer who represented Philip Larkin during his career and refused to be bullied by Robert Maxwell.

Tim studied at Hymers College from 1969 until 1977.  He went on to qualify as a solicitor and became a partner alongside his father Terry, in Gosschalk Wheldon (now Gosschalks).  As well as his brothers, Tim's children also studied at the school.

In 1990, he moved to Booth and Co, which he helped to build into today’s international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, becoming a board member and head of its Leeds office, until he went to work for the billionaire entrepreneur Malcolm Healey in 2002.  He returned to his old law firm in Leeds in 2011, mentoring younger colleagues until a back injury forced him into retirement in 2018.

He is survived by his four children.

Please click below to read his obituary in the following newspapers (please note that these external websites have a subscription):

The Times Obituary

Yorkshire Post Obituary

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