Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Tribunal Judges and Part-time Tribunal Judges

This sub-section lists the tribunal judges and part-time tribunal judges of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Nike Balogun

Nike Balogun was appointed as a fee-paid Employment Tribunals judge in May 2003, sitting in Cardiff for two and a half years then in Southampton for four years. In November 2009 she was appointed as a salaried part-time Employment Tribunal Judge sitting in Croydon. Nike was admitted as a...

Cordella Bart-Stewart

Cordella Bart-Stewart has been a fee-paid Immigration Judge since 2000. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and has run her own practice in North London, Stewart & Co specialising in Family and Immigration Law, for over 20 years. Cordella has been a Privy Council Agent since 1987, acting...

Nehar Bird

Nehar Bird is a senior Immigration Judge. She featured in the news in 2008 when the Government tried to stop rapper Snoop Dogg from obtaining a visa for entering the UK. Judge Bird ruled that the Governent’s decision to exclude him was unfounded as he had not caused public...

Naeema Choudry

Naeema Choudry is a partner at the Manchester office of international law firm Eversheds and has been a fee-paid Employment Tribunal Judge, sitting in the Birmingham Region, since...

Lincoln Crawford OBE

Lincoln Crawford is a barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk Chambers. He is a part-time chairman of employment tribunals and since 1997 has been a Recorder of the Crown...

Davinder Gill

Davinder Gill is a senior Immigration...

Peter Herbert OBE

Peter Herbert OBE is a part-time Special Immigration Judge and an Employment Tribunal Chair as well as a...

Ajmalul Hossain QC

Ajmalul Hossain QC is an Employment Tribunals Chairman, dealing with complex cases of sex, race and disability discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal. Ajmalul, a barrister at Selborne Chambers, was called to the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1998. He was the first, and the so far only...

Christiana Hyde

Christiana Hyde is an Employment Tribunal...

Julia Jones

Julia Jones is an Employment Tribunal Judge and sits in East...

Usha Karu

Usha Karu is a Mental Health (First Tier) Tribunal judge. She is is also a Circuit Judge since 2005 and sits at the Inner London Crown...

Kate Markus QC

Kate Markus QC was a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers until she was appointed as a Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeal Chamber in 2014, the same year she took...

Esme Martin

Esme Martin is a senior Immigration...

Goolam Meeran

Goolam Meeran became the President of Employment Tribunals in November 2002. He was appointed as a Judge on the South Eastern Circuit the following month. Goolam became a part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals in 1992 and became a full-time Chairman in 1993. He had been a Regional Chairman...

Tariq Sadiq

Tariq Sadiq is a barrister at St Philips Chambers in Birmingham and a part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals. He was called to the Bar in 1993 and is a leading specialist in Employment Law and is the Midlands representative for the Employment Lawyers Association. Tariq has...

Neelam Sarkaria

Neelam Sarkaria sits as a fee-paid Tribunal Judge in the First Tier of the Social Entitlement Chamber as Chair of Disability Living...

Amerdeep Somal

Amerdeep Somal is an Independent Assessor at the Financial Ombudsman Service and a Judge of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. Until 2013, Amerdeep was Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission . In May 2011, she was awarded the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in July...

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor is the Regional Employment Judge for London East. She made legal history as the first black Regional Employment Judge when she took up her appointment in...

Rufina (Aswini) Weereratne QC

Rufina (Aswini) Weereratne QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She has been a part-time judge since 2001 for the...

Patrice Wellesley-Cole

Patrice Wellesley-Cole is an Immigration Judge. She graduated in Law from St Hugh’s College, Oxford before being called to the Bar (Inner Temple). Patrice was the first elected Vice-President of African origin and the youngest of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) at the...