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Sir Peter Lane appointed as President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber

Date of Publication: 
2 October 2017
Summary: 

Peter Lane succeeds Mr Justice McCloskey with effect from today

Sir Peter Lane appointed as President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber

02 October 2017
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The Judicial Office announced today that Sir Peter Lane has been appointed as the President for the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber with effect from today.

He succeeds Mr Justice McCloskey who has been President since October 2013.

Sir Peter Lane was first appointed as a fee-paid Immigration Adjudicator in 1996. He became a salaried Immigration Adjudicator in 2001 and was appointed Vice President of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal in 2003.

In 2005, he became a Senior Immigration Judge and in 2008, a Judge of the Upper Tribunal. He has been a member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission since 2005 and was appointed President of the General Regulatory Chamber in 2014.

He was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016. In August of this year, it was announced that Sir Peter had been appointed as a High Court Judge with effect from 2 October 2017.

Colin Yeo notes on Free Movement that this is the first “internal” appointment of an immigration tribunal judge to the role of President since at least 1999.