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  • Dealing with delays

    Issue 217 (August 2010)
    article

    Martin Williams considers the tactics available to advisers to combat delays in the administration of benefits and tax credits.

  • A guide for appeal representatives

    Issue 200 (October 2007)
    article

    The Tribunals Service has issued a guide for representatives at social security appeal tribunals - Good practice guidance for those who appear before appeal tribunals. It was issued on 3rd August 2007, just over 12 months since the first draft of the guide was issued, and has undergone a substantial re-write following the consultation with representatives from the National Customer Representative Liaison Forum. The published version is a significant improvement on earlier drafts. Edward Graham outlines the main points.

  • All rise for the Judge? Tribunal reform on the books

    Issue 201 (December 2007)
    article

    Simon Osborne looks at the context and content of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

  • 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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  • Evidence at the new tribunals

    Issue 207 (December 2008)
    article

    Simon Osborne looks at the rules for the new First-tier Tribunals (FTT) for social security, and what they mean for presentation and use of evidence.

  • Home sweet home

    Issue 215 (April 2010)
    article

    David Simmons examines a recent First-tier Tribunal decision which looked at the issue of housing benefit (HB) entitlement for a long stay hospital patient who only returned to his normal home for occasional visits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Representing at the first-tier Tribunal

    Level: Standard

    training course

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  • Tribunal Practice and Procedure


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    Tribunal Practice and Procedure

    Price £60   c.766 pages   ISBN 978 1 908407 45 0