Judge McKenna


General Regulatory Chamber President

Alison Jayne McKenna, aged 54, is known as Judge McKenna. She was called to the Bar (M) in 1988 and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2003.

She was appointed as a Fee-paid Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in 2002 (becoming a Fee-paid Tribunal Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Health Education and Social Care Chamber) in 2008.

She was appointed to the Salaried post of President of the Charity Tribunal in 2008 and became the Principal Judge, First-tier Tribunal (Charity) in the General Regulatory Chamber in 2009, as a result of Tribunal reforms which also made her a transferred-in Judge of the Upper Tribunal.

She was assigned to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals) and (Tax and Chancery) Chambers in 2009.  She served as a Judicial Appointments Commissioner from 2012 to 2014, and was Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber) between 2014 and 2016, returning to the General Regulatory Chamber as its Principal Judge in 2016.