Tim Berry 1945 – 2017

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our Senior Partner, Tim Berry, following a short illness.  Tim was articled to the late Charles Wyndham Harris, and became a partner in Harris & Harris upon qualification as a solicitor in 1970.  He became Senior Partner in 1975.

Tim was a nationally recognised specialist in Ecclesiastical and Charity Law and served as Diocesan Registrar to the Diocese of Bath and Wells from 1993 to 2015 and the Diocese of Bristol from 1997 until 2015. To our clients, and our colleagues, Tim was a guide, mentor, and friend.

During a career that spanned 50 years, Tim played a leading role in the continuing growth of Harris & Harris, and in particular the firm’s Commercial Property and specialist Ecclesiastical and Charity Law practices.  Tim’s enthusiastic, incisive, and thoughtful approach was appreciated by his clients and colleagues alike.  Tim was a trusted advisor who approached his work with uncompromising integrity, empathy, and humility.  His approach personified the guiding principles of our firm which are his lasting professional legacy.  Tim’s loss is immeasurable to all those that knew him, personally and professionally.

Our thoughts are with Tim’s wife, Shirley, his sons Jonathan and Daniel, and their family at this difficult time.

Roland Callaby, the present Diocesan Registrar of the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Diocese of Bristol succeeds Tim as Senior Partner of Harris & Harris.

There will be a Book of Condolence in the Reception area of our offices at 14 Market Place, Wells.  Tim’s family has requested that any messages of condolence are sent via Harris & Harris and that their privacy is respected at this time.

Monday 10th April 2017