Leicester Law School Professor takes up Judicial Appointment

Professor Dawn Watkins has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

Professor Dawn Watkins from Leicester Law School has recently been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal. Tribunals are specialist judicial bodies which decide disputes in particular areas of law. Professor Watkins has been assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, where she will be hearing appeals made by citizens against decisions made by Government departments or agencies. She will be employed on a fee-paid basis, working a maximum of 30 days per year. This means that she is able to take on this judicial role at the same time as continuing in her professorial role at the University.

Head of Leicester Law School, Professor Francois du Bois commented “I wish Dawn every success in this new role, secured through a highly competitive selection process. The experience gained will bring benefits to the institution, as well as to the individual.”

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