His Honour Judge Phillip Sycamore retires as the Deputy Vice-President of Tribunals, President (First-tier Tribunal Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) and a Circuit Judge with effect from 1 April 2020.
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His Honour Judge Sycamore (69) was admitted as a Solicitor in 1975. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1994, was a Member of the Woolf Civil Justice Review (Access to Justice) from 1994 to 1996 and appointed a Recorder in 1999. He was President of the Law Society of England and Wales from 1997 to 1998 (Member from 1991 to 1999 and Vice-President from 1996 to 1997) and a Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Panel from 2000 to 2001. He was appointed a Circuit Judge in 2001 and was Liaison Judge for the Mental Health Review Tribunal from 2002 to 2008. He was appointed a President of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber and Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) in 2008. He was appointed the Honorary Recorder of Lancaster in 2008, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010 and Senior Judicial Appointments Commissioner in 2014. He was appointed Deputy Vice-President of Tribunals in 2018.