Veteran Stratford-upon-Avon lawyer Julian Rawstorne is to retire from full-time practice after 50 years in the profession.
What was Rawstorne Heran Solicitors is now part of West Bromwich firm Clark Brookes Turner Cary and trades as CBTC Rawstorne Solicitors.
“The time has come to put my cap on – I am going to mend my greenhouse,” said Mr Rawstorne, who intends to carry on for a time doing two days a week to ensure a smooth handover.
Family law, crime and mental health have been at the heart of the practice.
He went into the law in 1965 after graduating from Keble College, Oxford, and Guildford Law School.
In 1975, married with a young family, a chance encounter brought him to Stratford and the then FB Hancock, now part of Lodders.
There he specialised in civil litigation for 20 years and came to be known as the ‘Injunction King’ while representing victims of domestic violence.
Mr Rawstorne went into practice on his own account in 1997and was joined in 2008 by Daljit Heran.
“He said: “I have always enjoyed helping others and listening to people.
“My motto has been to provide a personal and caring service. By and large if you listen to people you will do okay.”