“The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction under s 15 of the Social Security Act 1998 to hear an appeal by the Secretary of State challenging the jurisdiction of the social security commissioner to determine an appeal from a legally qualified panel member (‘LQPM’) of the social security appeal tribunal where the commissioner had accepted jurisdiction but dismissed the appeal on the merits. However, the commissioner had no jurisdiction under s 14(1) of the Act to determine appeals from an LQPM on decisions from which the Act gave no right of appeal. The claimants’ remedy was to seek judicial review.”
WLR Daily, 23rd July 2007
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