TRIBUTES have been paid to Kirk Murdoch, chairman of Pinsent Masons in Scotland and Northern Ireland, who has passed away after a legal career that spanned more than 35 years.

The Ayrshireman was one of the primary architects of the merger between Pinsent Masons and McGrigors in 2012, and subsequently sat on the firm’s board until stepping back late last year.

He joined legacy firm McGrigor Donald, where he became a partner in 1982, and went on to serve with distinction as the firm’s managing partner and later as its senior partner.

Murdoch was above all a devoted family man, loving partner, and a valued friend to so many – or a true “man o’ pairts” as they say in Ayrshire, said the firm.