He is a Glaswegian by birth though he now lives in Bearsden, a district
lying slightly north of Drumchapel. A graduate of Glasgow University
he practised in the Courts throughout his professional life and he built
up one of the most respected law practices in the country. His colleagues
nicknamed him 'The Silver Fox' though they could never be persuaded
to say why.
He was appointed the first ever media spokesman for the Law Society
of Scotland in litigation matters and in that capacity he appeared regularly
on radio and television over the years where his views were sought on
a wide range of topics. They were, however, according to him, seldom
heeded. He still makes occasional contributions on radio, television
and in the press.
on many of the professional bodies connected with the practice of the
law and for some years he was Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee
of the Law Society of Scotland. He was also a member of the part-time
staff of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities and for some 16 years
was a guest lecturer at the Scottish Police College Tulliallan.
been a prominent after-dinner speaker for many years and has spoken
throughout the country and abroad. In May 2000 he was invited to take
part in the prestigious Wag of the Year competition which he won.
widely regarded as an expert on Robert Burns and has spoken on Burns
in many countries - from Edmonton, Alberta in the West to Singapore
in the East. He is an Honorary President of Greenock Burns Club, the
oldest Burns Club in the world and an Honorary Life Member of that Club.
football in his youth and at University. He was once told that there
was only one reason he was not chosen to represent the Scottish Universities
- he was no use.
Len Murray has been a prominent after-dinner speaker for some years
and has built up an excellent reputation as a thoroughly reliable speaker.
He is very experienced in corporate events, fund-raising dinners, sporting
dinners, testimonials, Rotary Dinners, Burns Suppers, Caledonian Society
Dinners and professional conferences.
spoken in presence of HRH the Prince Edward and along with a vast number
of celebrities from different walks of life: Billy Connolly, Tommy Docherty,
Denis Law, Jimmy Greaves, Ian St John, David Mellor, Andy Cameron, Johnny
Beattie, Bill Barclay, Dean Park, Lord Macdonald, Henry McLeish and
Len's excellent Immortal Memory Speech
Len's own Web site Len Murray