A Watson Farley Williams lawyer has been named as the British man who died with his son, after they were caught in a landslide in Australia.
Mehraab Nazir, 49, had been hiking with his family in the Blue Mountains on Monday when the landslide occurred. He died with his nine-year-old son at the scene. His wife is in hospital in a critical condition, while another son, 14, is stable after surgery. The 15-year-old daughter escaped the landslide to raise the alarm.
Nazir studied at the University of Exeter, and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999. He had been a partner for over 14 years, and relocated to WFW's Singapore office around 10 years ago. He worked in the assets and structured finance group, with a focus on the transportation and energy sectors.
A WFW spokesman said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we must confirm that our dear friend and colleague Mehraab Nazir, a partner in our Singapore office, tragically lost his life in a landslide in Australia earlier this week alongside his young son."
“We will be remembering and honouring Mehraab, however, with the surviving members of the family in serious conditions or in shock, we ask that you respect their privacy and grief at this incredibly difficult time.”