Senior President of Tribunals – Annual Report 2015

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“This is my third and last report as Senior President of Tribunals. I retire from judicial office later this year.   This report is an opportunity to reflect on my term as Senior President and also to consider what the future may hold.

I was fortunate to inherit a structure ably put in place under the leadership of Robert Carnwath following implementation of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act.   In my first report I wrote that my early impressions were of an organisational and leadership structure that worked well.   My experience of the last three years has reinforced that view. The structure has proved to be both robust and flexible. We have since added the Property Chamber to the First-tier Tribunal and expanded the jurisdictions of other Chambers. The tribunals structure is fit for purpose.”