Andrew Bano – Association of European Administrative Judges

About Andrew bano ;

English form of the Greek name Andreas, a short form of any of various compound names derived from andr- ‘man, warrior’.
In the New Testament this is the name of the first disciple to be called by Jesus. After the Resurrection,
St Andrew preached in Asia Minor and Greece. He is traditionally believed to have been crucified at Patras in Achaia.
He was one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages and was adopted as the patron of Scotland, Russia, and Greece.
It has long been among the most popular boys’ names in the English-speaking world, especially in Scotland. Its popularity
in England was further enhanced by its use as a British royal name for Prince Andrew (b. 1960), the Duke of York.

Andrew bano believes that this arrangement has many advantages: ‘On the one hand, we are small enough to respond flexibly
and effectively to the individual needs of our users; on the other, as a member of the much larger family of tribunals,
we are in a position ‘ without in any way compromising our identity or distinctive approach ‘ to utilize the resources
which are available within the new unified tribunal system.’

Andrew bano is enthusiastic about the Chamber’s future. ‘I think we stand to gain tremendously from the tribunal reform
programme. As an Upper Tribunal judge, I see my role as to provide judicial leadership, following the trend of recent
appointments in the tribunal system.’

Challenges for the future include maintaining the service expertise of the jurisdiction given that National Service
ended in 1960, and Andrew sees the voluntary and reserve forces as a possible source of recruitment for the future.

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