Judge John Aitken

Social Entitlement Chamber President

Judge John Aitken was appointed President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal in June 2014. Called to the Bar in 1984, he was appointed an Assistant Recorder and Recorder in 2000 and a fee paid adjudicator in the then Immigration Appeal Authority in September 2002. He was appointed as a full time Adjudicator in March 2003 and Designated Immigration Judge in April 2006. Acting Regional Judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber from 2006, he was appointed to the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum in 2008. Between August 2009 and June 2014, he was the Deputy Chamber President in the Health Education and Social Care Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal.