Wanted: 40 immigration judges, salary £100,000+

immigration tribunal york houseThe Judicial Appointments Commission is advertising for 41 new salaried judges to fill vacancies in the immigration and asylum chamber of the First-tier Tribunal. The salary is an attractive £108,171 (slightly more in London). The scale of this recruitment drive is unprecedented in recent times. The last set of salaried appointments in January 2018 saw 11 judges appointed, with a handful more confirmed the following month. These piecemeal additions have obviously been insufficient to address a growing shortage. In 2005 there were 152 salaried judges sitting in the tribunal’s immigration and asylum chamber, according to its President, Michael Clements. By last year, that was down to just 57. A report by Justice earlier this…

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