The first ever legal executive to be appointed to a fulltime judicial appointment has been named as personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Johnson. 

Already a part-time first-tier tribunal judge, Johnson (pictured) – currently an associate at Ashfords – takes up her post as a full-time paid district tribunal judge on 14 June.

In 2019, two years after participating in the CILEX judicial development programme, she was the first female legal executive to be appointed to the judiciary. 

She said the last two years sitting as a part-time judge have been “hugely rewarding” and she had no doubts that she wanted to apply for a full-time judicial position. 

“Over the last two yea...

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