It is with great sadness that Veitch Penny Solicitors record the death on 3rd July 2010 of former Managing Partner, Simon Young.
Simon joined Veitch Penny in 1995 as an articled clerk swiftly progressing into partnership upon qualification. He initially dealt with general private client work but gradually over the years his role within the firm developed into that of the Managing Partner and it was thanks to his foresight that this firm was one of the very first in England to achieve the Lexcel accreditation award.
His Management role within the firm as well as on the practical side, also kindled a more intellectual interest as well, which lead to him pursuing his MBA in Legal Practice Management in Nottingham. He also at that stage started to undertake work in the field of legal publishing and legal consultancy.
Simon’s publications included Tolleys Limited Liability Partnerships handbook, the Partnerships Title of the Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents and the Law Society’s New Partners Guide to Management.
He also became very well known as a speaker at seminars and conferences both for national training contractors, but also in house very many national and local firms.
Simon joined the Law Management section in 1999 and became a member of their executive committee and in 2001 was elected to the Council of Law Society to represent that section. He served on the council’s standard board and regulatory affairs board and was chair of its rules and ethics sub committee.
Simon left Veitch Penny in 2002 to pursue his legal management consultancy work and also his writing career which continued to flourish and expand until his sad demise. Simon’s interests were many and notable and extended to both the practical and academic interest in the art of cookery, dining and fine wines, plus a love of cricket.
He will be missed by colleagues, friends and clients for his courtesy, kindness, intelligence and sense of humour.