Trib­utes are paid to Cam­bus­lang lawyer Stephen Sem­ple who lost a long battle with can­cer

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mal­colm Ma­caskill

Stephen Sem­ple, a well-known and highly-re­spected Cam­bus­lang solic­i­tor, has died af­ter a long battle with can­cer.

He passed away peace­fully at home last Thurs­day morn­ing sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Mr Sem­ple (52) was ed­u­cated lo­cally at Trinity High School be­fore go­ing onto Glas­gow Uni­ver­sity where he grad­u­ated in Law LLB (Hons)

Fol­low­ing his grad­u­a­tion in 1985 and af­ter com­plet­ing his di­ploma, he was taken on as a trainee solic­i­tor with a lo­cal firm where he prac­ticed for the next 23 years.

In 2008 Stephen set up his own law firm spe­cial­is­ing in crim­i­nal law. His of­fices were in Carl­ton Place ad­ja­cent to Glas­gow Sher­iff Court where he reg­u­larly ap­peared on be­half of clients.

Stephen also reg­u­larly de­fended clients in the for­mer Ruther­glen Dis­trict Court. He dis­played a great pres­ence in court.

His sharp court­room per­for­mances, cou­pled with his deft han­dling of dif­fi­cult cases, won him the re­spect of clients and all who worked within the court sys­tem.

He was a car­ing com­pas­sion­ate man who al­ways un­der­stood the dif­fi­cul­ties of oth­ers.

Stephen was a lover of sport, a keen cy­clist and foot­ball fan. He en­joyed hill­walk­ing and climb­ing. He was also an avid reader.

For all that Stephen achieved in his life, noth­ing made him prouder; noth­ing made him hap­pier; noth­ing claimed a fuller fo­cus of his love and de­vo­tion than his fam­ily.

With the sup­port of his fam­ily and friends Stephen fought his ill­ness with great courage and dig­nity right to the very end.

He will be sadly missed. He is sur­vived by his mother Grace, his wife Katie, and their chil­dren Megan, Hannah and Seu­mus.

Stephen’s fu­neral will be held to­mor­row (Thurs­day, June 11), at noon.

A ser­vice will be held at the Linn Cre­ma­to­rium then onto Ruther­glen Ceme­tery at 1pm for the com­mit­tal.

Brave Cam­bus­lang solic­i­tor Stephen Sem­ple has died af­ter a long battle with can­cer, aged 52

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