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Looks like appeal rights abolition is coming this autumn…


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Large scale recruitment of deputies for the Upper Tribunal immigration chamber can surely only mean that a LOT more work is expected there in the near future?

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4 Responses

  1. The deepest and darkest circles in hell are reserved for men who do nothing in times of great moral crisis.
    Dante Aligheri

  2. In fairness, the Upper Tribunal’s resources were stretched from the moment they took on the High Court’s JR supervisory function in late 2013. So, it could be that!? Or perhaps I’m being too naive. No surprises if it’s the latter.

  3. Interesting. Eventually the abolition of appeal rights will mean less appeals work for the Upper Tribunal (it will take some time to feed through I suppose). But I guess the increase in JRs will more than compensate for that. In the First Tier Tribunal however there will be nothing to compensate and the effects will be felt sooner, so presumably we will be losing some IJs…could we end up with more judges in the Upper Tribunal than in the First Tier Tribunal?

  4. hey are appointing “up to 20”. Sounds more like replacing those who have retired since the last appointment than an actual expansion.