Mr Will Tyler QC (OO) came to speak to the Law Society about family law last Tuesday.

Mr Tyler is a specialist children law barrister appearing in high-profile public and private law children cases and frequently appears in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He is also a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division.

The evening began with an engaging dinner with the Law Society Committee who heard about his schooldays in Fisher House (at that time named Laxton), and his path from Oundle School into the law.

At the Law Society lecture in the CLR, Mr Tyler took the pupils through family law cases of the most serious and sensitive nature, involving issues of life, death, alienation, abduction, and even a tale of the ethics of cryogenics, weighed against the quality of the last few months of life for a young girl.

He fielded questions from a sharp selection of budding lawyers on the international aspects of family law, the duties of a QC, cross-examination of witnesses, and much else besides.

It was a privilege to have this generous and distinguished Old Oundelian back to speak to the Law Society, and we look forward to welcoming him again soon.

W Gunson