The Vice President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Judge Elisabeth Arfon-Jones retires with effect from 9 September 2014.
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Judge Arfon-Jones (64) was called to the Bar (G) in 1972 and elected a Bencher in 2010. She was appointed a part-time Immigration Adjudicator in 1992, Chief Immigration Adjudicator in 2004 and Lay Member for the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the appointment of JP’s in Gwent from 2000 to 2009. She was appointed Vice President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Tribunal Judge for the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2005. Following the approval of the Senior President of the Tribunals, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor, Judge Arfon-Jones will sit in retirement; she will also continue to be the Senior Tribunals Liaison Judge (Wales) [“STLJW”]/Uwch Farnwr Cyswllt Tribwynlys (Cymru) and continue with her welfare responsibilities role.