Northern Ireland

James Doran: Tributes paid to well-known solicitor and past president of Law Society

James Doran
James Doran died on Sunday

A former solicitor and past president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland has been remembered as a “man of honour and integrity” following his death.

James Doran, who was aged in his nineties and originally from Co Down, died peacefully at his home on Sunday surrounded by family.

Admitted as a solicitor in 1953, he was “well-respected” in the legal field and went on to dedicate much of his time to the Law Society.

The society said on Monday: “Jimmy, as he was known to many, had a long and illustrious career as principal and then Consultant with James G Doran & Co.

“In addition he played a significant role within the Law Society of Northern Ireland serving on a number of committees before becoming president in 1979.”

Darren Toombs, president of the society, said: “Jimmy was well respected as a solicitor and as a man of honour and integrity who showed great dedication and commitment to the solicitor profession throughout his career.

“It was a privilege to meet Jimmy at the launch of the Society’s centenary publication at Stormont in 2022 at which he continued to show a keen interest in the profession and the next generation of solicitors.

“On behalf of the Law Society of Northern Ireland I wish to offer our condolences to the Doran family ‘and to his many friends and former colleagues.”

Tributes to Mr Doran have been posted on social media with many remembering him as “an absolute gentleman”.

Requiem Mass will be held in St Brigid’s Church, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in St Macartan’s Cemetery, Loughinisland, Co Down.