Celebrating the life of our colleague Julie Longmuir
Julie Longmuir, who died on 28 December 2020, was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her, including all of us at Ledingham Chalmers.
I have been lucky to have known Julie for the last 20 years, having worked with her at Gray & Connochie before it merged with Ledingham Chalmers almost three years ago.
She was an exceptional colleague.
Kind, generous with her time and knowledge, always smiling and keeping everyone positive through good times and bad.
Our heartfelt condolences go to her family, and, in particular, her daughters Stephanie and Kate, who, as it happens, was a trainee with Ledingham Chalmers between 2013 and 2015.
From a professional perspective, Julie had a wealth of knowledge and was well-known and well-respected, including as a member of the Family Law Association and the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
Whether clients were buying and selling property, re-mortgaging or looking for support with a will or power of attorney, Julie was a trusted advisor who was committed to exceeding their expectations at every turn.
She was a skilled family lawyer and the care and compassion she showed towards all her clients, guiding them through both the happy times and sometimes the most difficult times in their lives, led many to consider her a friend as well as an advisor.
We are devastated.
But we know Julie wouldn’t want us to be sad every time we think of her, so instead we’ll remember her love of classical music and the radio permanently on Radio 3 in her car. We’ll remember her great sense of fun and ability to see the good in everyone.
We’ll remember too the many cups of weak tea that got her through the day and the sneaky buttered pancake from the bakers next door to the Bridge of Don office.
Julie set up that office and was passionate about it and the people of that area. She is a huge loss to the legal community in Aberdeen and the shire and we'll sorely miss her, as will so many of the clients she represented.