The Lord Chief Justice has announced the appointment of Mr Justice Langstaff as the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal with effect from 1 January 2012. The appointment is for a period of three years.
He succeeds Mr Justice Underhill, whose term of office comes to an end on 31 December 2011 and who has sat as President since January 2009. Here is a selection of his past decisions, some of the highlights of which include encouraging tribunals to take witness statements as read, and introducing the word 'rebarbative' to the lexicon of employment lawyers.
Here is the government press release.