Here you will find the latest news from the Welsh Language Tribunal.

August 2019

Mr Iwan Jenkins has been appointed as President of the Welsh Language Tribunal by the First Minister of Wales. Mr Jenkins was appointed following an open competition administered by the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Mr Jenkins has had a long and distinguished career in the Crown Prosecution Service and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Mr Jenkins will start as President on 1 August 2019.

The Tribunal’s inaugural President, Mr Keith Bush QC, retired on 31 July 2019. We would like to thank Mr Bush for his exceptional service and all his hard work in establishing the Tribunal.

May 2019

The JAC has been asked to identity one candidate to recommend as a legally-qualified member of the Welsh Language Tribunal. This competition is expected to launch on 15th May 2019.

Who can apply

  • This exercise is open to solicitors and barristers with at least 5 years post qualification legal experience.
  • Candidates must be able to understand, speak, read and write both Welsh and English to a standard which will enable that person to conduct the business of the Tribunal through the medium of both languages.
  • In addition, candidates will need to have an understanding, or the ability to acquire the understanding, of the administration of justice in Wales, including legislation applicable to Wales and Welsh devolution arrangements.
  • Candidates must be under 70 years at the date of appointment.

For further information and information on how to apply email:  WLTMember173@judicialappointments.gov.uk

February 2019

The JAC has been asked to identity one candidate to recommend as the President of the Welsh Language Tribunal.

Who can apply

  • This exercise is open to solicitors and barristers with at least 10 years post qualification legal experience.
  • Candidates must be able to understand, speak, read and write both Welsh and English to a standard which will enable that person to conduct the business of the Tribunal through the medium of both languages.
  • In addition, candidates will need to have an understanding, or the ability to acquire the understanding, of the administration of justice in Wales, including legislation applicable to Wales and Welsh devolution arrangements.
  • Candidates must be under 70 years at the date of appointment.

For further information and information on how to apply:  https://www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/vacancies/127 

October 2017

The Tribunal's response to the Welsh Government's consultation paper "Striking the right balance: proposals for a new Welsh language Bill". Read here.

8 August 2016

Presentation (in Welsh only) made by the President of the Tribunal to a session organised by the Centre for Welsh Language Planning at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny, 4 August 2016.

18 March 2016

presentation to the Welsh Government Legal Conference at City Hall, Cardiff, by the President of the Welsh Language Tribunal, Keith Bush QC.