Simon Walsh

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Simon Walsh
Alma mater

Simon Walsh is a British barrister specialising in police, licensing and ecclesiastical law,[1] a magistrate in the City of London[2] and an Alderman of the City of London[1] for the ward of Farringdon Without.[1]

Early life[edit]

Walsh was educated at Manchester Grammar School,[3] then studied modern languages at Balliol College, Oxford,[1] graduating in 1984.[3] He then studied law at City University, London, where he qualified as a lawyer in 1986.[1][3] He was called to the bar in 1987[3] and became a magistrate in 2000.[3]


Walsh sits on the Central London Valuation Tribunal,[1] which he chaired from 1992,[3] and was chairman of the City of London Corporation police committee[4] from 2002 to 2005,[3] then deputy chairman.[5] He also chaired the City of London Licensing Authority from 2007.[3]

He was formerly an aide to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who appointed him a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority,[6] a position which he held until 31 October 2011.[6]

As a barrister, he was a self-employed member of the 5 Essex Court chambers.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Simon Walsh MA (Alderman)". City of London. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Court Nixes 'Border' Ticket Challenge". AP Online. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2012.   – via HighBeam (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Legal500". Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Muir, Hugh (8 October 2004). "Battle to merge London's police". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2005/2006" (PDF). City of London Police. 2006. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "MD914 London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority Appointment". Greater London Authority. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chambers and Partners - 5 Essex Court". Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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