01 Mar 2017
The Work of the Appeal Tribunals - Belfast
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||01 Mar 2017
||13:00 - 15:00
|| Law Society House, Belfast
||£50.00 per person
||2 General Group Study
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Various – see below
CPD hours: 2 General Group Study
The Appeal Tribunal considers upwards of 20,000 appeals annually. These appeals are in respect of Social Security Benefits, Tax Credits, Child Maintenance, Compensation Recovery and various aspects of Housing Benefit. Attendance at an appeal tribunal hearing can often be the first experience for many people of the Courts and Tribunal system.
The advent of Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland during the past year means that its jurisdiction is developing. It is important that all representatives, including those legally qualified, are familiar with recent developments and are competent to provide representation accordingly.
This session will:
· give an outline of the work of the Tribunal;
· discuss the jurisdictions covered by the Tribunal;
· provide an overview of the Personal Independence Payment;
This session will:
1. give an outline of the work of the Tribunal;
2. discuss the jurisdictions covered by the Tribunal;
3. provide an overview of the Personal Independence Payment;
4. discuss the Code of Practice for Representatives introduced by the President of the Appeal Tribunals in October 2015 and what the Tribunal expects from representatives;
5. provide an overview of relevant case-law.
There will also be an opportunity for Q & A.
The session will be delivered by John Duffy, President of the Appeal Tribunals and Edell Fitzpatrick Full Time Legally Qualified Member of the Tribunal.
To increase accessibility the session will take place in the following locations:
Tuesday 28 February 2017 Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh
Wednesday 1 March 2017 Law Society House, Belfast