The Minister for Local Government and Homelessness, Luke Hall MP, has appointed Paul Cammidge, Stephen Chappell and Alison Griffiths as new Senior Tribunal Members on the Board of the Valuation Tribunal Service. Paul, Stephen and Alison have been appointed for a term of three years from 3rd February 2020.

Paul has been a Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England since 2017, as well as being a Member of the First Tier Property Tribunal for England since 2016. Paul is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Stephen has been a Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England since 2018. He is also a Panel Member for the Primary Care Appeals Service and a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Hearings.

Alison has been a Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England since 2017. Alison is also a District Tribunal Judge for the First Tier Tribunal Social Entitlement Chamber, and a Deputy District Judge (Civil), Midlands Circuit. Alison is also an accredited mediator and accredited advocacy trainer.

The Minister is also pleased to announce the re-appointment of Lola Moses to the Board of the Valuation Tribunal Service for a further three years with effect from 8th February 2020 and ending 7th February 2023.

Paul Cammidge
Paul Cammidge

Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has extensive specialist property skills. He is a Member of the First Tier Tribunal – Property Chamber dealing with a wide range of property and valuation disputes.

Paul is also a senior member of the Valuation Tribunal for England and in the past has held advisory roles to a broad base of retail, commercial and industrial clients on rating matters. He was also involved in the provision of valuation services to Government during the revaluation of residential property for council tax purposes.

Previously Investment Director of a property-based investment fund, Paul was closely involved in the valuation and appraisal of assets for investment purposes as well as major development and refurbishment projects in various asset classes across the UK.

Paul held property executive roles in a range of public limited companies from major insurers to one of the largest surveying organisations in the UK. He has also served as a chair of a property based charitable trust.

Stephen Chappell
Stephen Chappell

Stephen Chappell is a solicitor. He has spent the majority of his legal career in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). His last role in the CPS was as Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East Midlands. Since leaving the CPS in late 2015 Stephen has developed a portfolio career with an interest in professional conduct issues. Stephen works for the Bar Standards Board (the regulatory arm of the Bar Council) and is a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Hearings. Stephen is also a Lay Panel Member of the Primary Care Appeals Service dealing with appeals relating to the establishment and relocation of NHS pharmacies and GP dispensing services.

In addition, Stephen has been appointed as a Lay Advisory Committee Member which recommends magistrates for appointment. Stephen is also a Panel Chair at the Valuation Tribunal for England.

Alison Griffiths
Alison Griffiths

Alison is a District Judge sitting in the First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and a Deputy District Judge sitting in the County Court. She was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2001. Before becoming a Judge, she was a barrister, practising in the areas of civil and criminal law. She had a property, regulatory and injury practice, appearing before various courts and regulatory bodies. She was a Board member and Secretary of her Chambers Management Board.

Alison is a Practitioner Tutor on the Bar course at the University of Law. She is an accredited mediator and accredited advocacy trainer. She has recently graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters degree in Corporate and Commercial Law. She sits as a Chairman of the Valuation Tribunal.

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