It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sam Driver White, former senior partner of Harrison Clark, on Monday 20 February 2017.
Sam, who was 78, started his career in Worcester at Clark and Co, which merged with Col Roy Harrison’s firm in 1965 to create Harrison Clark. He died suddenly at home and leaves behind his wife Christine, his two daughters, Miranda and Laura and granddaughters Blossom and Mimi.
He was well-known throughout the Three Counties for his love of classical music and for his commitment to the local community. As vice chair of the Elgar Foundation and the Elgar Birthplace Trust, chair of the Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain, and trustee of the Elmley Foundation, the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust, the Dyson Perrins Museum Trust and the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Trust, he was active in supporting the arts in many arenas, including a lengthy involvement with the Three Choirs Festival.
He was also supportive of local schools, including Malvern St James and its predecessors, and of Worcester Cathedral, as well of the business community and of his own profession through the Worcestershire Law Society. Additionally, he was a member of The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.
Jonathan Brew, the firm’s senior partner, said: “Sam lived his life in accordance with his belief that, as a lawyer, he served the community and therefore should be part of that community and contribute to it. He retired from the practice in 2003, but remained a close friend to many of us – he will be very greatly missed.”
A private family funeral will be held, followed by a memorial service at Worcester Cathedral later this year.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 420 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, and construction.