• Tribunal rules round-up

    Issue 224 (October 2011)

    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)

    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.