Len Murray

Len Murray was born in Glasgow a long time ago, he says, certainly long before Traffic Wardens were ever invented.


After studying Modern Languages, History and Law at Glasgow University he qualified as a solicitor. He remained in practice in Glasgow until 2003 when he retired. He says he had not a bad career. He was once described by a High Court Judge as "the most respected of his generation."


He was the first ever media spokesman for the Law Society of Scotland; he tutored at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities; he lectured at Tulliallan Police College for 16 years; he served on the Central Committee of the Law Society of Scotland for some eight years and was the Committee's Vice - Chairman for two. He also had spells as a Temporary Sheriff and as a part - time Chairman of Employment Tribunals.


He is now an Ambassador for Glasgow Caledonian University.

He was legal adviser News and Current Affairs for Scottish Television and the Independent Television Network in Scotland before he retired.


Throughout his career he was associated with headline cases for household names and people like Paul McCartney, Billy Connolly, Rod Stewart, David Sole of Starsky and Hutch fame, Tommy Docherty, Jock Wallace and the legendary Jock Stein were among his clients.


He is now equally known as one of the country's top after-dinner speakers and won the title of Scottish Wit of the Year 2012 and 2015. He is also a former winner of the prestigious Wag of the Year award.


His autobiography, called The Pleader, was published by Mainstream a few years ago to very good reviews, most of which, some suspect, he wrote himself.


Len is also regarded as one of the country's foremost speakers on Robert Burns and his Immortal Memory has been described as "legendary". He is Dean of the Guild of Robert Burns Speakers and has spoken at over 400 Burns Suppers right across the world on five continents from Edmonton and Calgary in North West Canada to Melbourne in South East Australia. He is a member of the Executive of the Burns Federation and is Honorary President of Greenock Burns Club, the oldest Burns Club in the world.


In January 2009 the Scottish Parliament held its first ever Burns Supper with various dignitaries from all over the World attending. Len was invited by the Presiding Officer to propose the Immortal Memory at that historic event.


In sporting matters he played football for Glasgow University and as a schoolboy once represented Scotland at tennis though he was never asked back! He confines himself now to the golf course and the bowling rinks where he has been outstandingly unsuccessful.

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"Len Murray was brilliant, he had the audience in the palm of his hand, his stories, experiences etc, were spot on for our crowd. He even took the time out the next day to phone me and say he had really enjoyed our hospitality. Would rate him as one of the best after dinner speakers I have heard."

BM (Forfar, November 2018)

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