The Queen has approved the appointment of three Lady Justices and four Lord Justices of Appeal, one of whom is the current President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Dame Ingrid Simler.
Dame Ingrid was born in South Africa and emigrated to London as a child. She was educated at a grammar school in North London, becoming a British citizen in 1981.
She was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1987 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. She was appointed a Recorder in 2002 and has been a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) since 2013.
She is currently President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and is a High Court Liaison Judge for Diversity. In November 2016 she was appointed by the Master of the Rolls to the Civil Executive Team providing support to the MR for the oversight of civil justice and implementation of the Reform Programme as it affects civil justice.
Dame Ingrid is recognised for her expertise across a range of areas including employment law, tax litigation, public and administrative law, and human rights.