Mary Hind has advised us that very sadly Raymond Hind (who joined the School in 1956) died suddenly in November 2021. Qualifying as a patent lawyer in the UK, Raymond later moved to Australia to practice. Mary has kindly provided an obituary and picture of Raymond.
Raymond Hind died suddenly in November 2021. He was born in Muswell Hill in May 1945 and attended Crouch End Primary School.
In June 1956 his parents received a letter from Mr. S.C. Nunn, Headmaster of The Stationers' Company's School, that he had passed the examination for entrance to the school.
By the time he reached the Lower Sixth Form his aptitude for Applied and Pure Maths and Physics was quite clear, although he seemed not to have shone at Physical Education. In later life, however, he came to love playing golf and was a member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
After leaving school he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering at the then Battersea College of Advanced Technology and was a member of the University Air Squadron.
After graduating he initially joined the automotive industry, but soon realised it was not for him. He discovered Patents and joined the Patent Office as an Examiner, before realising that he would prefer private practice. He was employed by Mathisen and Macara, whose Senior Partner was
the late John Macara, himself an Old Stationer who encouraged Raymond to subscribe to the magazine. Raymond became a partner at a relatively young age.
Although he was very happy he felt he needed a new challenge and in 1982 with wife and two young children migrated to Australia and brought his British and European expertise to Davies Collison Cave in Melbourne where he became a partner and enjoyed the rest of his working life.
In latter years and into retirement he also taught in the law schools of both Monash and Melbourne Universities, the latter in the Masters of Law. Davies Collison Cave are currently setting up an award at Melbourne University in his name.
We returned almost every year to the UK to see family and friends, and in 2014 we visited both the site of the school in Hornsey and also Stationers' Hall in London, where we were kindly given a guided tour.
Raymond was very much loved and respected by his work colleagues and in the wider profession. He will be missed by all his friends and especially his wife, two daughters, their partners and four grandchildren.