Roderick William Ramage


work and employment history

1996 to present   sole practice as solicitor specialising in pension scheme law

1998 to present   Weightmans (formerly Mace & Jones), Liverpool - consultant (pensions law)

1996 – 2002       external examiner Staffordshire University Law School

1986 – 1988       part time consultant to Butterworths Law Publishers on computer based drafting of legal documents

1972 – 2014       Kent Jones and Done (later merged into Freeths), Stoke-on-Trent – assistant, partner and consultant (pension law)

1966 – 1972       Taylor Hindle and Rhodes, Manchester - assistant solicitor and salaried partner

1962 – 1966       Foysters, Manchester - solicitor's articled clerk and assistant solicitor

1961                  (predecessor of) Touche Ross, Manchester - chartered accountant's articled clerk



current:   principally pensions

             but also some charity, company, employment

middle:    company, banking and finance, securities, employment and pensions

early:      conveyancing, wills and trusts and company



French and German - fluent (but not perfect) in both

member of the Arbeitgemeinschaft für Fachanwälte fur Arbeitsrecht (Society of German employment lawyers)



Kelly's Legal Precedents, aka Kelly’s Draftsman, editor (and author of much of the contents) from 13th Edition 1973 to 20th Edition 2010, and periodic supplement

The Companies Acts: Model Articles and Table A (formerly The Companies Act: Table A 1856-1985) author 1st Edition 1982, 2nd Edition 1985, 3rd Edition 2009

The Reduced Law Dictionary (a collection of 101 snippets about the law in 101 words each originally published in New Law Journal) author, 2011

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents 5th Edition

contributor to

Volume 11 Companies (1992), Volume 12A Contacts for Services (2002), Volume 14 Employment (1994), Volume 31 Pensions (1999), Volume 36 Sale of Land (1990) and the supplement (various dates)

New Law Journal

author of articles and precedents from 1970 to date

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published articles

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CLT (document drafting and employment), Progressive Law Training (Trustee Act 2000 and pensions) in-house training for own staff and clients (at KJD, Freeths, M&J, Lupton Fawcett, Weightmans, Clarion Solicitors, Ansons), Moore Stephens on various topics. Université du Panthéon (Paris) in French on Sociétés Unipersonnelles Britanniques (also published in France). German national and Frankfurt law societies and Bochum University in German on English business and employment law.  Visiting lecturer in company law at University of Wolverhampton (2004).



Copehale, Coppenhall, Stafford, ST18 9BW, 01785-223030

born 8 October 1939 in Stockport in England, married with adult children and step-children

member of Kind Edward Street Chapel (Unitarian), Macclesfield



Monkton Combe School and London School of Economics

qualifications: BSc(Econ) in 1962 and solicitor in 1966



reading, music and theatre, science and technology, old cars (see Daimler project), bicycling, food and wine


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