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Pilot Practice Direction: the use of former Salaried Judges

On 19 March 2020, I issued a pilot practice direction on panel composition in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.

I have decided to issue this further practice direction, also on a pilot basis, to provide clarification on the status of former salaried judges. It is issued for a period of six months, although it may be reviewed within that period should it become inappropriate or unnecessary and may be revoked at any time.

Former salaried judges are to be interpreted as falling within the definition of salaried judges for the purposes of the Pilot Practice Direction: Contingency Arrangements in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals (opens in a new tab).

Sir Ernest Ryder

Senior President of Tribunals