Judge John Russell Aitken retires as President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal with effect from 10 May 2020.
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Judge Aitken (63) was called to the Bar (G) in 1984. He was appointed a Recorder in 2000, a part-time Immigration Adjudicator in 2002, full-time Immigration Adjudicator in 2003, Designated Immigration Judge in 2005 and Acting Regional Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in 2006. He was appointed an Upper Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in 2008 and Deputy Chamber President (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) of the First-tier Tribunal in 2009. He was appointed President of the Social Entitlement Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal in 2014.