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Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT)  

Hears appeals against decisions of the Director General of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Regulators of utilities. Includes judgments since May 2001 (draft only), practice directions, rules and guides to procedure.

Copyright Tribunal  

The Copyright Tribunal’s primary purpose is to resolve commercial licensing disputes between copyright owners or their agents (collecting societies) and people who use copyrighted material in their business. Copyright Tribunal is a tribunal non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)  

We are responsible for handling appeals against decisions made by the Employment Tribunal where a legal mistake may have been made in the case. This might be because the Employment Tribunal: got the law wrong didn’t apply the correct law didn’t follow the correct procedures and this affected the decision had no evidence to support its decision was unfairly biased towards the other party We also hear appeals and applications about decisions made by the Certification Officer and the Central Arbitration Committee.

Employment Tribunals  

We are responsible for hearing claims from people who think someone such as an employer or potential employer has treated them unlawfully. Examples of unlawful treatment claims that we may hear include: unfair dismissal discrimination unfair deductions from pay

First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)  

We are responsible for handling appeals against decisions by the Home Office to: reject a claim for asylum support cancel existing asylum support

First-tier Tribunal (Care Standards)  

We are responsible for handling appeals against decisions by the Secretary of State for Education, the Secretary of State for Health, Care Quality Commission, Ofsted or the Care Council of Wales which exclude, remove or suspend you from a register to work with or care for children or vulnerable adults.

First-tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation)  

We are responsible for handling appeals by victims of violent crime where they disagree with a decision by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority about compensation.

First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber)  

We are responsible for handling appeals against decisions made by government regulatory bodies in cases relating to: charities claims management services community right to bid conveyancing copyright licensing driving instructors electronic communications and postal services environment estate agents exam boards food gambling immigration services information rights letting and managing agents microchipping dogs pensions regulation

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum)  

We are responsible for handling appeals against some decisions made by the Home Office relating to: permission to stay in the UK deportation from the UK entry clearance to the UK We also handle applications for immigration bail from people being held by the Home Office on immigration matters.

First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health)  

We are responsible for handling applications for the discharge of patients detained in psychiatric hospitals. We also handle applications to change community treatment orders and the conditions placed on a ‘conditional discharge’ from hospital.

First-tier Tribunal (Primary Health Lists)  

Currently General Practitioners (GPs), Dentists, Optometrists and some Pharmacists need to be on a locally managed performers list before being able to provide NHS services within the area of a Primary Care Trust. The Primary Health Lists jurisdiction hears appeals/applications resulting from decisions made by Primary Care Trusts as part of the local management of such performers' lists.

First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)  

We handle applications, appeals and references relating to disputes over property and land. Residential property disputes that we handle include: rent increases for fair or market rates leasehold disputes leasehold enfranchisement disputes about park homes improvement notices and prohibition orders where your notice is under the Housing Act 2004 disputes about licences for houses in multiple occupation the right to buy your council home being refused because it is deemed suitable for elderly people Land registration matters that we handle include: disputes over a change to the land register applications to correct or cancel certain documents relating to registered land Agricultural land and drainage matters that we handle include: disputes between agricultural tenants and landlords in relation to certain farming tenancies applications in respect of certain drainage disputes between neighbours. We also handle applications from valuation officers to enter premises to carry out certain valuations.

First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support)  

We’re responsible for handling appeals against decisions relating to: Attendance Allowance Bereavement Allowance Carer’s Allowance Child Benefit child maintenance (child support) Compensation Recovery Scheme (including NHS recovery claims) Diffuse Mesotheliomia Payment Scheme Disability Living Allowance Employment Support Allowance funeral payments Guardian’s Allowance Income Support Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Jobseeker’s Allowance Maternity Allowance Pension Credit Personal Independence Payment Sure Start Maternity Grant tax credits Universal Credit Vaccine Damage Payment Winter Fuel Payment

First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)  

We’re responsible for handling appeals against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs, including a refusal to: assess a child’s educational, health and care (EHC) needs make a statement of their special educational needs reassess their special educational needs create an EHC plan change what’s in a child’s special educational needs statement or EHC plan maintain the statement or EHC plan We also handle appeals against decisions to refuse people under 18 in custody: an EHC assessment an EHC plan after assessment a placement to a suitable school or other institution after their release We also handle appeals against discrimination by schools or local authorities due to a child’s disability.

First-tier Tribunal (Tax)  

We’re responsible for handling appeals against some decisions made by HMRC relating to: Income Tax PAYE tax Corporation Tax Capital Gains Tax National Insurance Contributions Statutory Sick Pay Statutory Maternity Pay Inheritance Tax VAT Excise duty Customs duty We also handle some appeals relating to goods seized by either HM Revenue and Customs or Border Force and against some decisions made by the National Crime Agency.

First-tier Tribunal (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation)  

We’re responsible for handling appeals by current and former servicemen or women in England and Wales against decisions by Veterans UK in relation to pensions, compensation and other amounts.

Gangmasters Licensing Appeals  

We are responsible for handling appeals from those involved in supplying workers for agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering or food processing and packaging which challenge a decision by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to: refuse to grant a licence revoke a licence add extra conditions to a licence turn down a request to transfer a licence

Independent Review Service (IRS)  

Carries out independent reviews for dissatisfied customers of the discretionary Social Fund.

Investigatory Powers Tribunal  

Exists to investigate complaints about conduct by various public bodies, in relation to you, your property or communications.

Office of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal (OITFET) (Northern Ireland)  

Industrial Tribunals are independent judicial bodies that hear and determine claims to do with employment matters. The Fair Employment Tribunal deals with claims of discrimination on the grounds of religious belief or political opinion.

Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS)  

The Parking and Traffic Appeals Service was established by The Road Traffic Act 1991 to provide the administrative support to the Parking and Traffic Adjudicators. The service continues to provide this support under the Traffic Management Act 2004 and, since 2003, to the Road User Charging Adjudicators. The adjudicators consider appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued by the London local authorities. For appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued by authorities in England and Wales but outside London, visit the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (POAC)  

Superior court of record which was created by the Terrorism Act 2000 to deal with appeals in cases where the Secretary of State for the Home Department refuses to de-proscribe organisations believed to be involved in terrorism.

Reserve Forces Appeal Tribunal  

We are responsible for hearing appeals from: UK reserve forces personnel who want to challenge a decision to turn down their request for exemption from service employers of reservists who want to challenge a decision to turn down their request for exemption from service We also hear appeals about decisions regarding financial assistance for reservists or their employers.

Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC)  

Deals with appeals against decisions made by the Home Office to deport or to exclude someone from the UK on national security grounds or for other public interest reasons, and also hears appeals against decisions to deprive persons of citizenship status.

Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT)  

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal comprises individually appointed independent adjudicators and a small team of administrative staff who work on their behalf. Adjudicators consider appeals against Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued by the majority of councils in England and Wales (outside London) for: Parking contraventions Bus lane contraventions Moving traffic contraventions (such as box junctions and no right turns) - Wales only. Failing to pay a charge (Dartford river crossing and Durham congestion charging zone)

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)  

Assisting those wishing to appeal against, or involved in, decisions of the General Regulatory Chamber, the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, Social Entitlement Chamber, and the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber.

Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)  

Independent body which hears appeals against decisions made by the Home Secretary to refuse a person asylum in the UK or to refuse entry or leave to remain and decisions to deport. Its predecessor, the Immigration Appellate Authority, ceased to exist on the 4 April 2005 when the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal came into being.

Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)  

Independent and specialist judicial body set up to resolve certain disputes concerning land.

Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)  

Assisting those wishing to appeal against, or involved in, decisions of the First-tier Tribunal in Tax or Charity cases, and people wishing to refer matters relating to certain decisions of the Financial Services Authority and the Pensions Regulator. Also aims to assist those who wish to appeal the decision of the Independent Valuer in the case of the Northern Rock shares valuation.

Valuation Tribunal Service  

The VTS administers council tax and business rates appeals on behalf of the Valuation Tribunal for England. The service provided is independent and free, with hearings held locally.