Judicial appointment for CILEx

Second judicial appointment for CILEx

25 September 2013

A second Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has been selected for judicial appointment. Simon Lindsey (right) has been appointed Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit by the Lord Chancellor.

Simon, an Associate Partner at Greenwoods Solicitors in Hampshire spoke of his appointment: "I feel delighted and privileged to have been appointed Deputy District Judge, I also recognise that as one of the first wave of Chartered Legal Executives in this role it carries with it a considerable responsibility. After many years in the law I was at a point where I wanted to take a new path which still made use of the experience I accrued in private practice. A judicial role has been very much the route to achieving this.”

CILEx President, Stephen Gowland said: “This is great news for Mr Lindsey and we congratulate him on his appointment. Acting in a judicial capacity is one of the ways in which our members can make a significant contribution to the legal profession, legal services and the public interest. CILEx works closely with the Judicial Appointments Commission to support Chartered Legal Executives who seek to develop their careers in this direction. Mr Lindsey’s appointment will be a real inspiration and impetus to them.”

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) Chief Executive, Nigel Reeder commented: "The JAC is delighted that another CILEx Fellow has been appointed as a judge. Fellows have been able to apply for judicial roles only since 2008 and so far fewer than 200 have done so, which illustrates how impressive a result this is for Mr Lindsey. We welcome applications from good candidates whatever their legal background and select on merit."

Simon became a Fellow of CILEx in 1990 and with more than 25 years’ litigation experience, he is now primarily engaged in industrial disease, employers' and public liability and catastrophic injury at Greenwoods.