Resident Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber Appointment: Appleyard

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The Senior President of Tribunals, the Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder, has appointed Frank Appleyard as a Resident Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

He will be based in Birmingham with effect from 14 December 2017.

Notes to editors

Frank Appleyard, age 61, was admitted as a Solicitor in 1983. He was appointed as a Fee-paid Chairman of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal in 1996, as an Acting Provincial Stipendiary Magistrate (now known as Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)) in 1998 and as a Salaried Immigration Adjudicator in 2003. He was appointed as a Designated Immigration Judge in 2006. He became a transferred-in Judge of the First-tier Tribunal in 2008, sitting predominantly in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, though he retained his assignment to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Special Educational Needs and Disability) until November 2016. He became a transferred-in Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber, in 2010.

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