News in brief – 16.08.2018

Search starts for next ACL chair

With Iain Stark’s (pictured) term of office as ACL chairman due to end in May 2019, nominations are being sought for the position of chair-elect to gain experience of working with him and the Council prior to taking up the role.

Any full member may nominate themselves for the role by completing and returning the form sent out by email this week.  If more than one application is received, nominees will be required to submit a CV of no more than three pages together with a supporting statement of no more than 1,000 words, after which a ballot of members will take place.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 3 September 2018. Email with any questions.


New chair for ACL Legal Aid Group

Following the decision of Paul Seddon to stand down as chair of the ACL’s Legal Aid Group at the last AGM, a post he has held since 2013, he kindly continued as acting Chair until 10 July 2018, when Bob Baker and Steve Jepson became co-chairs.

Paul will remain on the committee and the other members remain unchanged.

All members of the committee wish to thank Paul for his sterling efforts in guiding and steering the group over the last few years into the marvellous and well-respected entity that it has become, for which the profession as a whole should be truly grateful.


Immigration tribunal issues costs guidance

The presidents of the First-tier and Upper Tribunals in the immigration and asylum chamber – Mr Michael Clements and Mr Justice McCloskey – have issued guidance on wasted costs and unreasonable costs and on the correct approach to applications for costs made in proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal. It can be found here.


And we’re off again

The newsletter will not be published next week, but normal service will resume in a fortnight.


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