The Queen has appointed David Saunders to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Central London County Court and Mayors and City of London County Court, with effect from 5 February 2018.
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David Saunders, aged 59, will be known as His Honour Judge Saunders. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1984. He was appointed as a Fee-paid Legally Qualified Panel Member of the Social Security and Child Support Appeals Tribunal in 1996 and as a Fee-paid Adjudicator of the Asylum Support Tribunal in 2002 (these roles are now known as Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber). He was appointed to his current role as a Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber, in 2006. He also became a Deputy District Judge in 2006.