Malcolm Lloyd, who has died at 63, after being diagnosed with a rare form of non-smokers’ lung cancer, was a former solicitor who practiced at the Northern law firms of Pinsent Curtis, where he was a national managing partner, and at Ward Hadaway.
Latterly a resident of Sandsend, near Whitby, the large part of his career was spent in Leeds, where he became a partner in Pinsents at only 29, and acted as mentor to other talented young practitioners.
In 2003, he moved to Ward Hadaway in Newcastle, where he was asked to build up and run the successful commercial property department.
Following his retirement in 2008, he helped resurrect the local boat club in Sandsend with other enthusiasts, buying and restoring a wooden coble. He also organised the production of local tide tables which were sold in Sandsend and Whitby to raise funds.
Besides his involvement in local church life at St Mary’s, where he was a warden, he was a wine connoisseur, a member of Whitby Sommeliers, and founder of the Sandsend Wine Club.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, son David and three grandchildren.