Appeals to the upper tribunal

This course is essential for anyone who wants to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) effectively. The main aim of the course is to give you an understanding of what is an error of law and practice in finding errors of law in the First-tier Tribunal statement of reasons.

The course covers:

  • The different ways in which First-tier Tribunal decisions can be changed (review, set-aside, correction of errors etc.)
  • Procedures for challenging First-tier Tribunal decisions in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal
  • Identifying errors of law in First-tier Tribunal decisions
  • Writing applications to challenge decisions

Participants should be confident with finding their way around social security law. If not, see Using Legislation and Caselaw.