appeals

  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal


    training course

    This is an essential course for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. Some experience of representing at the First-tier Tribunal is essential. 

    The course covers: 

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  • Interim in the interim?

    Issue 223 (August 2011)
    article

    Martin Williams discusses a pending case which assists claimants struggling to cope because disputes about their entitlement are pending before a tribunal.

  • Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal - CPAG's response to the DWP's public consultation

    April 2012
    briefing

    Clause 100 of the Welfare Reform Bill as introduced enables regulations to be made to require claimants who disagree with a decision to request consideration of revision before they may appeal against a decision. CPAG believes that the proposed implementation is a highly retrograde step which will adversely affect the interests of claimants.

  • Proposed amendments to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008 - CPAG's response

    May 2012
    briefing

    The Tribunal Procedure Committee is proposing to amend the first-tier tribunal rules to complement the proposed introduction of mandatory revisions before appeal. The new rules will require appeals to be submitted to the Tribunal Service rather than the benefit authorities, and will introduce a statutory time limit for the benefit authorities to respond to appeals.

    Details of the consultation can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

  • Struck out?

    Issue 226 (February 2012)
    article

    Martin Williams reviews the rules which allow a tribunal to strike out an appeal and the correct procedure for doing so.

  • Tribunal rules round-up

    Issue 224 (October 2011)
    article

    Simon Osborne considers some of the recent caselaw concerning tribunals and in particular the application of the Tribunal Rules.

  • Using legislation and caselaw

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Advisers regularly deal with complex areas of social security and tax credits law. This one-day course explores some of the legal skills required by lay advisers, and provides information on different aspects of the legal system. 

    The course covers:

    • Legal research skills – finding the law and legal precedents
    • Using legislation – Acts, regulations and caselaw
    • Using the annotated guides – Social Security Legislation (Sweet and Maxwell)
    • Interpreting legislation
    • Information on using the internet for legal research 

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  • Weighing medical evidence: problems old and new

    Issue 212 (October 2009)
    article

    Simon Osborne highlights recent decisions of the Upper Tribunal on the weighing of medical evidence which show that old problems have not gone away, while others reflect more recent trends.