Judge Phillip Sycamore was appointed as a judicial member of the Judicial Appointments Commission on 9 June 2014 and was reappointed for a further 3 years from 8 June 2017.

Phillip was appointed a Circuit judge in 2001 and since 2008 has been the Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal (Health Education and Social Care Chamber), a judge of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and a Deputy High Court judge. He is Deputy Vice President of Tribunals. He was previously the liaison judge for the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales from 1997 to 1998 and a Recorder from 1999 to 2001.