Using legislation and caselaw

Level: Standard

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 

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.