Gordon Borrie, Baron Borrie, English lawyer and life peer, Died at 85

  Law, Politician

Gordon Johnson Borrie, Baron Borrie was born on March 13, 1931, in Croydon, and died on September 30, 2016.

He was an English lawyer and Labour Party life peer.

Borrie was educated at John Bright Grammar School, Llandudno, North Wales.

He was a lawyer by training, he practised at the Bar before becoming a law lecturer. Knighted in 1982, he was professor of law and dean of the faculty of law at Birmingham University and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1986.

Gordon Borrie was a bencher of the Middle Temple.

Whilst the director general of fair trading, he was in charge of the Office of Fair Trading from 1976 to 1992.

Baron Borrie chaired the Labour Party’s Commission on Social Justice from 1992 to 1994 and was created a life peer as Baron Borrie, of Abbots Morton in the County of Hereford and Worcester on 21 December 1995.

He has served on the Council of the Consumers’ Association and has written on consumer law.

Gordon Borrie was also president of the Institute of Trading Standards from 1992 to 1996 and was chairman of the Direct Marketing Authority from 1997 to 2000.

He was the Advertising Standards Authority’s chairman from January 2001 until 2007.

He was a trustee of the Reform Club.

Gordon Borrie passed away at 85 years old.