His Honour Phillip Sycamore joins the Committee as a lay member and has enjoyed a successful career, firstly as a solicitor and then in senior judicial roles, including as a Tribunals Chamber President and as a Deputy High Court Judge. As Deputy Vice President of Tribunals, he led initiatives on reform and developing frameworks for training, appraisal, discipline and welfare for judges and members.
As President of the Law Society of England and Wales (1997-1998) he was involved in a range of regulatory matters affecting the solicitors’ profession. The separate Solicitors Regulation Authority was established in 2007. He was a Senior Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission from 2014 to 2020. He has extensive experience of professional regulatory matters both as a practitioner and as a judge.
His other roles include: Honorary Recorder of Lancaster, Member of the Council of the University of Lancaster, Member of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel and as a Sports Arbitrator.