A retired British barrister is feared to have died in Seychelles after going lacking on a jungle hike.
Peter Clement, 57, who was reportedly on vacation to have fun his retirement, was final seen strolling alone on the 12-mile Grande Barbe path on Silhouette Island on 15 Could.
No hint has been discovered of the previous head of chambers at 2 Harcourt Buildings in London after a search utilizing helicopter, boats and drones. One concept is that he could have run into difficulties when unhealthy climate set in whereas strolling the path, which runs from one aspect of the mountainous island to the opposite.
In an announcement on its web site, 2 Harcourt Buildings stated: “It’s with deep shock and disappointment that we should announce the lack of our pricey pal, colleague and former head of chambers Peter Clement. He had just lately retired after an illustrious profession on the prison bar, practising from 2 Harcourt Buildings for over 30 years
“Earlier than becoming a member of chambers he was a captain within the military authorized service and served in Northern Eire. He was a lot beloved and revered by everybody in chambers and likewise amongst his many buddies on the prison bar. He will probably be deeply missed.”
The native Le Seychellois newspaper had reported earlier within the search that the climate had been so extreme it was unlikely Clement could be discovered alive.
In accordance with the police all his private belongings and journey paperwork had been discovered intact in his resort room, the weekly paper reported.
It added that in an uncommon transfer, the police stated the persisting unhealthy climate situations had diminished hopes of discovering the British man alive.
A International Workplace spokesperson confirmed the division was supporting the household of a British man lacking in Seychelles and that it was liaising with the native authorities.
Matthew Scott, a barrister at Pump Court docket Chambers, was amongst many within the career to pay tribute to Clement, describing him as a “high quality advocate and a person it was unimaginable to not like”.
Robert Verkaik, a journalist and creator who studied with Clement, stated: “Extraordinary, humorous man with no scarcity of opinions, a pupil mature past his years. His bar profession was a credit score to his laborious work and intelligence.”