Down Memory Lane by Dato’ William S W Davidson

Date:  Friday, 1 June 2012

Time:  8.00 pm

Place:  Level 4, Syuen Hotel, Ipoh

@ RM45/- per person (inclusive of dinner)


Dato’ William S W Davidson took his LLB (Hons) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1956 and was called to the English Bar at Gray’s Inn, London in 1957. He began his legal career in London before serving as Crown Counsel and legal draughtsman in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Hong Kong from 1960 to 1963.

He came to Malaysia and began practice in 1964 and was senior partner of the Ipoh office of Lewis & Co prior to the firm’s merger with Azman & Co in 1981 to form Azman Davidson & Co, with offices in Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur.  Dato’ Davidson headed the Kuala Lumpur office. He currently remains a consultant to the firm.

From 1986 to 2000, he was a member of the Brunei Bar and a partner in the firm of Abrahams, Davidson & Co in Brunei. During that period, he appeared in several major cases in the Brunei High Court, Court of Appeal and twice before the Privy Council.

His areas of expertise and fields of practice cover the oil and gas industry, construction law, commercial litigation, taxation, joint ventures, professional indemnity, arbitration and insurance. He was actively involved in drafting the Bar Council’s draft for the Malaysian Arbitration Act, 2005.

He is married to Datin Sharifah Azaliah Syed Omar Shahabudin. They have four children.


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This is the third and revised augmented edition of  “God’s Little Acre” relating to the Malayan Emergency, first published in 1998.  This version contains additional stories and photos of tombs, mainly of Planters, Police, Government Officials, civilians (including the unfortunate two British children and women) who met untimely deaths at the hands of the insurgents. Graphic accounts of some of the tragic incidents are included. It also contains the Rolls of Honour of various lives lost in the major conflicts worldwide in which Commonwealth and Malaysians participated.