She will take up post with effect from 14 April 2014.
Notes to editors
Lynne Patricia Bird, aged 51, will be known as Tribunal Judge Bird. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1986. She was appointed as a Fee-Paid Legally Qualified Panel Member of the Appeal Tribunals in 2001, becoming a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support) in 2008.