I read your obituary by Sir Gerald Elliot and the appreciation by Sir Charles Fraser (15 January) and I want to state that as someone who has known Ivor Guild for some 45 years I could not recognise what Sir Gerald wrote. Did we know the same Ivor Guild?
Ivor was absolutely brilliant with the ladies and they adored him. His remarkable politeness, his huge charm and his great humour, they all lapped it up.
He was hugely appreciated and loved by any female who got to know him. Furthermore, Ivor was the ultimate legal professional and the idea that he would gossip about his clients would be abhorrent to him. He may have enjoyed gossiping about others, but his clients, never!
Peter HJ de Vink