1959, and exciting news for the Balfours as baby Lesley is born at 10pm on the 5th March, weighing 8lbs 15.5oz. The family were inundated with letters and messages of support, some of which can be seen on the diary PDF. Read More
Ian Balfour was born in Edinburgh in 1932 and brought up there. His grandfather and his grandfather’s nephew had founded the legal firm of Balfour & Manson and Ian’s father, Francis, was a partner from 1922. Ian was apprenticed to the firm in 1952, qualified as a solicitor in 1955, became a partner in 1958 and married a Home Economics teacher that year.
The next forty years were spent happily in general legal practice; he retired as Senior Partner but remains a Consultant. He has written a history of the firm, now known as Balfour + Manson, and this may be downloaded below:
The first 125 years, As recalled by Ian Balfour
Although law was his main occupation, this website mainly lists the other aspects of his life.