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Two-tier tribunals launched

10 June 2008
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Goes live 3 November

The two-tier tribunal system has been launched by the Government.

Individual tribunal jurisdictions doing similar work will be brought together into a radically simplified two-tier tribunals system consisting of a First Tier and Upper Tribunal that goes live on 3 November 2008.

The aims of the new system, headed by Lord Justice Carnwarth as senior president, are to speed up justice, make the process easier for the public to understand and bring together the considerable expertise that exists in each tribunal jurisdiction.

Following a consultation on implementing the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act proposals to create five first tier tribunal chambers and three upper tribunal chambers will be taken forward.

The employment tribunal and the employment appeal tribunal will be separate from the first tier and upper tribunal, although there will be close links between them.

The upper tribunal will be a superior court of record that can deal with appeals and judicial reviews.

The chambers in the first tier are:

  • Social entitlement
  • General regulatory
  • Health, education and social care
  • Taxation
  • Land, property and housing

The three upper tribunal chambers are:

  • Administrative appeals
  • Lands
  • Finance and tax
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