Sheila Lesley OBE

29th Nov 2019

We are saddened to learn that Sheila Lesley OBE, our first female President, has passed away following a short illness.

Sheila Lesley OBE

Sheila, who was our President from 1981 – 1983, was a senior partner at Forresters until her retirement in 1996. 

As well as being our first woman president, she was also the third woman to qualify as a Chartered Patent Attorney. 

She was awarded an OBE in 1988 for services in the field of patents and trade marks.

Sheila’s funeral will be held at St Saviours Church, Kings Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex at midday on Friday 13th December. There will be a service at Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend at 1.20pm. Refreshments will follow at St Saviours Church Hall, around 2pm.

Read Sheila's full obituary and tributes:

Sheila Lesley OBE obituary

Sheila Lesley OBE, our first woman President, has passed away following a short illness. Colleagues at Forresters have shared her obituary and tributes from those who worked with her.

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