Build your skills with this practical course. If you prepare cases for reconsideration or appeal, knowing when and how to refer to the law can make your case more effective, and being able to direct decision makers to the law can even win the case without an appeal hearing. This course explores some of the legal skills required by lay advisers, and gives information on different aspects of the legal system.
The course covers:
• Legal research skills – finding the law and legal precedents
• How to use legislation when preparing a case – Acts, regulations and caselaw
• Using the annotated guides – social security legislation (Sweet and Maxwell)
• Using the internet for legal research
• Interpreting legislation
• The role of DWP and HMRC guidance
Those wanting to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal should also book on Appeals to the Upper Tribunal.