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Recruitment opens for 14 new immigration judges
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Recruitment opens for 14 new immigration judges

No sooner is the last batch of immigration judges through the door than the authorities are seeking to recruit more. Around 40 new judges were named to the immigration and asylum chamber of the First-tier Tribunal over the last few months, but the Judicial Appointments Commission is now seeking another 14.

Most of the positions are based in England and Wales, but there is one vacancy in Scotland. Applicants must have worked as a lawyer for at least five years, and are expected to have some kind of judicial or quasi-judicial experience.

Sukhi Gill, a Birmingham-based immigration judge, says:

Becoming a Judge is thoroughly challenging and rewarding. Professional progression is positively encouraged, with opportunities to learn new jurisdictions being widely available. The collegiate atmosphere and support from other members of the judiciary is very reassuring.

More to the point, perhaps, the salary is £112,542. 

The deadline for applications is 13.00 on 14 April 2020. Recruitment is due to be completed by November 2020, coronavirus permitting.

CJ McKinney is Free Movement's editor. He's here to make sure that the website is on top of everything that happens in the world of immigration law, whether by writing articles, commissioning them out or considering pitches. CJ is an adviser on legal and policy matters to the Migration Observatory at Oxford University, and keeps up with the wider legal world as a contributor to Legal Cheek. Twitter: @mckinneytweets.