Thomas Dawtry Baxendale

We are very sorry to inform you that Master Baxendale, Thomas Dawtry Baxendale, died suddenly of a heart attack at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital on Saturday 15 June at the age of 87.  

Born on 7 April 1937, the second of three brothers, Master Baxendale was educated at Eton. He did National Service in the Welsh Guards and was called to the Bar by The Inner Temple in 1962. He did a first six pupillage in Common Law followed by a Chancery pupillage at 24 Old Buildings Lincoln’s Inn, where he became a tenant and built up a practice specialising in trusts and probate. He was elected a Bencher in 1997. He retired from the Bar in 2003 but was a regular in Hall where he would lunch every Wednesday with his friend, Edward Raw. His interests included horticulture, family genealogy, the arts and travel.  

Master Baxendale was unmarried. Details of his funeral, or memorial service, will be circulated as soon as possible. The Inn’s flag flew at half-mast on Thursday 20 June 2024in his memory.