Remembering Denzil Davies - an obituary

We are sad to report that Denzil Davies, who was a lecturer in the Law School between 1963-1964, died at the age of 80 on October 10th after a short illness.

Denzil will be remembered by those who were taught by him during his time at Leeds, before he was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 1964 and where he practised as a lawyer, specialising in tax and personal injuries, until 1975.

Denzil is best known as the former Treasury minister – tipped to be a Labour leader of the future, until his resignation from the shadow cabinet with a phone call to the Press Association. He remained an MP until 2005.

In retirement, he wrote ‘The Galilean and the Goose’ (2010), which chronicles the Roman Empire’s adoption of Christianity.  

A man of many talents, he will be sadly missed.

He is survived by wife Ann and by his children Jane and Steven.