Using legislation and case law

Level: Standard

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 case more effective. Being able to direct decision makers to the law can even win the case at an earlier stage. 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
  • 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

The course is aimed at advisers who want to be able to use social security legislation and case law when challenging decisions and preparing cases for appeal.

Those wanting to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal should also book on Representing at the First-Tier Tribunal.