KwaZulu-Natal Law Society pays tribute to Bedver Irving

May 1st, 2014

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele

The council and members of the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society (KZNLS) mourn the passing of Bedver Irving, a member of the society and former member of its council and associated entities.

In a press release, the director of the KZNLS, Gavin John, said that Mr Irving ‘had an illustrious career in law which culminated in him being appointed as the Managing Director in 2000 of the [Durban law] firm Woodhead, Bigby & Irving. He was also admitted as a practising solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with his primary areas of expertise in international contracts, insurance, maritime law and specialised High Court litigation.’

According to Mr John, Mr Irving also served with distinction as a member of the KZNLS council as well as on the Boards of Control of the Fidelity Fund and the Durban School for Legal Practice. ‘He was often a unifying factor in all their deliberations and was destined to play a leading role in the governance of the legal profession,’ he added.

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2014 (May) DR 18.