The Honourable Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing appointed as the Chairman of the SIAC, POAC and PAAC

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Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC), Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (POAC) And Pathogens Access Appeals Commission (PAAC): Appointment of a new Chairman

The Lord Chancellor has appointed The Honourable Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing as the Chairman of the SIAC, POAC and PAAC from 19 January 2017, in succession to Lord Justice Flaux on his elevation to the Court of Appeal in December 2016.

Note to Editors

Dame Elisabeth Laing (60) was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1980 and was appointed a QC in 2008.  She was appointed as a Recorder in 1999 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010.  She was appointed to the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division in 2014.  She was assigned to sit in the Upper Tribunal (Asylum & Immigration Chamber) in 2014, and was appointed as a Tribunal Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2015, and a Member of SIAC, POAC and PAAC in 2017.  The appointment as Chairman of SIAC, POAC and PAAC is for three years from 19 January 2017 to 18 January 2020.

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