Tribunal legislation changes
New Regulations have been published introducing procedural changes to the First-tier Tribunal and to the Upper Tribunal.
The main issues addressed by the Regulations are:
- Provision for the Upper Tribunal to deal with new types of cases from 1st September 2009. These cases could be appeals or applications made directly to the Upper Tribunal, or cases on appeal from, or transferred or referred by, the General Regulatory Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal.
- Clarification that the First-tier Tribunal may not extend the time for bringing certain types of appeal by more than 12 months.
- An amendment to provide for time limits under a new appeal to the First-tier Tribunal.
- Minor amendments to correct and clarify the drafting of the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008.