Robert Gillespie

Clacton law firmThompson Smith & Puxon held a special retirement reception at the end of March to say goodbye to Robert Gillespie, the longest standing partner at the firm.

Clacton law firmThompson Smith & Puxon held a special retirement reception at the end of March to say goodbye to Robert Gillespie, the longest standing partner at the firm.

After completing his articles with the firm in 1967, Robert left to work for two years in London before returning and becoming a partner in 1970. He specialised in private client work, including wills and property transactions, working from the office in Station Road in Clacton.

Robert, who was born in Clacton and has lived in the Essex town most of his life, is a prominent figure in the local community being a member of the local golf and rotary clubs, and president of Clacton cricket club.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with clients over the past 40 years and have gained a great deal of satisfaction from helping to make a difference,” said Robert. “I am now looking forward to a good summer and will then take stock to see how I can best use my to help in the voluntary sector - as well as spending more time on the golf course!”

Richard Porter, senior solicitor at Thompson Smith & Puxon, takes over as head of its Clacton office.