n South African Law Journal - Memorial tribute to Professor Tony Honoré - tributes

Volume 136 Number 4
  • ISSN : 0258-2503


In the autumn of 1996 Tony Honoré and I went for a long walk in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. We had been invited to a seminar on constructive trusts organised by the law school of Edinburgh and the Scottish Law Commission — I on Tony’s coat-tails, since four years before he had taken me in as co-author of the fourth edition of his monumental work on the South African law of trusts. (From this conference sprang, from my side, Edwin Cameron ‘Constructive trusts in South African law: The legacy refused’ (1999) 3 Edinburgh LR 341.) In the already-chill air of the Scottish October, we sat down on a bench looking down on the city and up to the Edinburgh castle. It was then that I told Tony that, more than a decade before, I had become infected with HIV, and that I feared that I might already be falling ill with AIDS.

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