The passing of Dr Andrew Lyall

The Society is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our members, Dr Andrew Lyall, on 11 February 2011, aged 78.

Andrew held a PhD and LLD from the University of London and was a barrister of Gray’s Inn.

Beginning his teaching career in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Andrew moved to Dublin in 1980. He taught Land Law at the UCD Law School for 27 years, before retiring in 2007 and moving to London where he continued to actively research and write legal history.

He published many books and articles, including a seminal textbook on Land Law in Ireland (Roundhall); Irish Exchequer Reports (Selden Society); The Acts of James II’s Irish Parliament of 1689 (Irish Manuscripts Commission, with John Bergin);¬†The Irish House of Lords: A Court of Law in the Eighteenth Century (Clarus Press). One of his most recent publications was Granville Sharp’s Cases on Slavery (Hart Publishing). He was a frequent attendee at the ILHS and BLHC, and was well known by many in the legal history academic community.