Tribunals Court

Tribunals Court has its own structure for dealing with cases and appeals. When the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act came into force in November 2008, a new Tribunal system was created. This included a First-tier Tribunal and an Upper tribunal, both of which are split into Chambers which comprise of similar jurisdictions.

Tribunals typically exist in the format of a panel, with a legally qualified tribunal chairman and panel members who specialise in certain areas. After hearing evidence from witnesses, tribunals cover a wide range of issues that affect daily life, such as imposing fines, penalties, awarding compensations, allowing benefits, or providing special educational help for school age children.

Individuals do not need to have a legal representative, and many cases involve individuals putting their own case forward. Because of this, tribunal judges can guide non-legal parties through the necessary procedures if needed.

First-tier Tribunal

The First–tier Tribunal comprises six chambers:

  1. The General Regulatory Chamber
    Claims Management Services
    Consumer Credit
    Estate Agents
    Gambling Appeals
    Immigration Services
    Information Rights
    Local Government Standards in England
  2. Health, Education and Social Care Chamber
    Care Standards
    Mental Health
    Special Educational Needs & Disability
    Primary Health Lists
  3. Immigration and Asylum Chamber
    Immigration and Asylum
  4. Social Entitlement Chamber
    Asylum Support
    Criminal Injuries Compensation
    Social Security and Child Support
  5. Tax Chamber
  6. War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber
    War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation

Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal  reviews and decides appeals from the First–tier Tribunal. Similar to the High Court, the Upper Tribunal is a senior court. It has the existing specialist judges of the senior tribunals judiciary at its disposal but can also call on the services of High Court judges.

The Upper Tribunal comprises four chambers:

  1. The Administrative Appeals Chamber
    Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals)
  2. The Immigration and Asylum Chamber
    Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum)
  3. The Lands Chamber
    Upper Tribunal (Lands)
  4. The Tax and Chancery Chamber
    Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery)

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Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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