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The London Law Agency regrets to announce that its founder George A Corderoy died on 5th April 2020.
06 April 2020



The London Law Agency regrets to announce that its founder George A Corderoy died on 5th April 2020.

George was born before the Treaty of Versailles was signed concluding the Great War. He was called up in 1939, and served on the Western Front with the Essex Regiment and was evacuated from France 10 days after the Dunkirk Evacuation was finally concluded.

On his return to England, George transferred to be with his brother in the Royal Regiment of Artillery and embarked on a troopship, which disembarked him after the Fall of Singapore on the island of Java, which unknown to the British had been captured by the Japanese. George survived over 3 year’s captivity in the Far East including Changi and Sarawak. For several years he was reported missing and believed dead.
Tragically his brother did not survive.

On repatriation to England, after 6 months convalescence in India, George worked at Companies House in Bush House, The Strand before transferring to Jordan & Sons Limited in Chancery Lane, where he worked with Stanley Borrie, a Solicitor and Editor of Gore -Browne on Companies. Stanley’s Son Gordon is now Lord Borrie.

During his service at Jordans he was introduced to the barrister brother of Frederick Handley Page the aerospace manufacturer who was the Attorney General and Legal Adviser to the Rajah of Sarawak. Handley Page offered George the use of a  basement Room in Temple Chambers EC4 used to store his Attorney General Uniform and sword when George decide to start his own company. 

The London Law Agency started in 1969 and expanded to over 15 rooms at Temple Chambers before George retired at the age of 60 to keep the promise he had made his wife Hilda when he returned in 1946. George remained as a Consultant and continued to provide advice on the practical aspects of Company Registration and ensuring the computerisation of London Law was a success.

After Hilda’s Death George was fortunate to marry a great friend of Hilda’s Margaret Gillson and they were able to enjoy life in Kent and travel.

Last year over 100 friends and colleagues celebrated George’s 100th Birthday and the receipt of Letters of Congratulation from HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Secretary of State for Pensions.

Our condolences to Margaret Corderoy and to George’s Daughter Pauline have been sent on the loss of one of life’s Gentleman and a great survivor, who continued to enjoy life notwithstanding its adversities.

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