The members and employees of Twenty Essex are saddened to hear of the passing this month of Sir Simon Tuckey, barrister and judge in the Court of Appeal, and formerly a member of Twenty Essex, where he practised as an arbitrator and mediator following his time on the bench.
Speaking on behalf of his former colleagues and peers at Twenty Essex, current co-heads of chambers Philip Edey KC and Charles Kimmins KC said: “He had a brilliant legal mind, and he wore his intelligence lightly. He was always gregarious and entertaining, with an excellent sense of humour, and he will be hugely missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know him.”
Sir Simon was called to the English Bar in 1964, by Lincoln’s Inn, and appointed Queens Counsel in 1981, after which he practised at the Commercial Bar. He was appointed High Court Judge in 1992, working mainly in the Commercial Court, and as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1998, in which role he served until joining Twenty Essex in January 2009.
Our thoughts are with Sir Simon’s family and friends at this time.