The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 [CP 29/07] – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in asylum, consultations, immigration, tribunals by sally

“This report summarises the responses to the consultation, including how the consultation process has influenced the final shape of the rules.”

Response to consultation (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 21st April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Consultation paper (PDF)

Licence to lend: Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunals starts operating – Tribunals Service

Posted April 7th, 2008 in consumer credit, press releases, tribunals by sally

“A newly created tribunal, set up to ensure credit businesses have a more independent route of appeal against decisions by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), starts work today, administered by the Tribunals Service.”

Press release (PDF)

Tribunals Service, 7th April 2008

Source: www.tribunals.gov.uk

Just satisfaction? What drives public and participant satisfaction with courts and tribunals – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in courts, reports, tribunals by sally

“This report reviews existing research on drivers of public and participant satisfaction with courts and tribunals. It examines both UK and international evidence (published from 2000 onwards) on what factors may be associated with satisfaction with, and trust in, the justice system.”

Full report

Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Regina (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

Posted March 26th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, mental health, tribunals by sally

Regina (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice

Court of Appeal

“The statutory scheme dealing with the referral of a recalled mental patient to a mental health review tribunal was not incompatible with the patient’s rights under article 5.4 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 26th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, mental health, tribunals by sally

R (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 176; [2008] WLR (D) 85

The statutory scheme dealing with the referral of the case a recalled mental patient to a mental health review tribunal was not incompatible with the patient’s rights under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, whether because of the timescale envisaged or for lack of a right of direct access to a court.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 29th, 2008 in care homes, law reports, tribunals by sally

Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“Although an individual’s registration as manager of a care home had to be related to a specific establishment or agency, it was not necessarily the case that appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal, where the premises had ceased to be available, should be struck out.”

The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Airbus UK Ltd v Webb – Times Law Reports

Posted February 26th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, law reports, time limits, tribunals by sally

Airbus UK Ltd v Webb

Court of Appeal

“An employment tribunal was entitled to find that an employee’s dismissal for misconduct was fair, even though the employer, in his response to the reason for the dismissal, had taken account of previous similar misconduct which was the subject of an expired final warning.”

The Times, 26th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Tribunal closure ‘will deny veterans’ pensions’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2008 in armed forces, news, pensions, tribunals by sally

“Injured servicemen and military widows will lose out under Government plans to sweep away a tribunal that guarantees their pension rights, ministers have been told.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 25th, 2008 in appeals, care homes, law reports, tribunals by sally

 Welsh Ministers v Care Standards Tribunal and another [2008] WLR (D) 8

The registration of an individual as a manager under Part II of the Care Standards Act 2000 had to relate to a specific establishment or agency. It was not necessarily the case however that all appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal concerning applications for registration as a manager where the premises in question had ceased to be available to the applicant should be struck out as being misconceived or having no reasonable prospect of success.”

WLR Daily, 25th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed. 

Transforming tribunals – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 28th, 2007 in consultations, press releases, tribunals by sally

“Radical reforms to modernise the tribunals system in England and Wales were set out in a consultation by the Ministry of Justice today.”

Press release

Ministry of Justice, 28th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Draft Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Rules 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2007 in consultations, consumer credit, tribunals by sally

“This consultation seeks views on the draft Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008, which have been drafted  in line with the Act and current thinking and best practice within the Tribunals Service. The Rules also draw upon the advice set out in the Council on Tribunals’ ‘Guide to Drafting Tribunal Rules’.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2007 in asylum, consultations, immigration, tribunals by sally

“A consultation paper proposing amendments to clarify existing rules and procedures, and to incorporate case law into the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal’s Procedure Rules and Fast Track Procedure Rules. One amendment is required as a result of primary legislation (the UK Borders Bill).”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted October 25th, 2007 in judgments, law reports, special educational needs, tribunals by sally

Fresh hearing not required

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal

“The fact that a finding was made that a matter had to be remitted to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal on one discrete issue, did not mean that there should be a complete fresh hearing of all the issues which had been before the original tribunal.”

The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

No-win, no-fee lawyers say rising claims are just start of the deluge

Posted September 21st, 2007 in equal pay, fees, news, tribunals by sally

“Stefan Cross, the solicitor behind the rise of no-win no-fee equal-pay claims clogging the tribunal system, said yesterday that the cases against local authorities were the beginning of a deluge. The former care home worker estimates that there are 50,000 claims currently waiting to be heard at tribunal with just 25 independent experts working on them.”

Full story

The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Christie v Department for Constitutional Affairs and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted September 4th, 2007 in law reports, pensions, tribunals by sally

No pension entitlement for fee-paid part-time chairmen

Christie v Department for Constitutional Affairs and Another

“Part-time fee-paid tribunal chairmen were not workers and were not entitled to a pension.”

The Times, 4th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Marked increase in employment tribunal cases – The Lawyer

Posted September 4th, 2007 in employment, news, tribunals by sally

“Employment tribunal cases continued to rise during 2006-07, up 15 per cent on the previous year, figures from the Tribunals Service have revealed.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Draft Charity Tribunal Rules 2007 CP19/07 – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 17th, 2007 in charities, consultations, tribunals by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on the draft Charity Tribunal Rules 2007. The Rules are expected to come into force to coincide with the commencement date of the Tribunal which it is anticipated will be in early 2008. The Act and the Rules apply to England and Wales.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 16th August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

Posted July 26th, 2007 in courts, debts, legislation, tribunals by sally

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Tribunal Service deals with 600,000 cases in first year – The Lawyer

Posted July 24th, 2007 in news, tribunals by sally

“The Government’s Tribunal Service dealt with almost 600,000 cases in its first full year, its annual report revealed today (24 July).”

Full story

The Lawyer, 24th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Tribunals bill to speed up dispute hearings – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 27th, 2007 in press releases, tribunals by sally

“The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Bill, which brings most tribunals together in a single organisation, will speed up justice and make the process easier for the public to understand, Justice Minister Vera Baird QC MP said today.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice press release, 27th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk