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Preparing for an appeal tribunal - May 2020

This course examines the process of preparing a client for a first-tier Tribunal and provides a thorough grounding in how to construct an effective written submission when working on a PIP or ESA case.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the legal framework that underpins the decision making and appeals system;
  • Understand the Tribunal Procedure Rules;
  • Be able to assess a DWP submission;
  • Know when and how to get further evidence;
  • Be able to find relevant legislation and case law in support of an appeal;
  • Have explored tactics including negotiating with the DWP before the appeal hearing;
  • Be able to construct a written submission to the Tribunal;
  • Be able to describe what people should expect to happen on the day of the appeal hearing including who will be present and their roles;
  • Understand what happens after the appeal hearing and when there may be grounds to appeal to the Upper Tribunal;
  • Have access to advice regarding any course-related question for 12 months after the course.

This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.

This course is important for those who are supporting someone who is challenging a disability-related benefits decision at appeal.

May 5th, 2020 9:45 AM   to   4:15 PM
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
United Kingdom
Course fee - including VAT
Member rate £ 135.00
Non-member rate £ 180.00

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