Preparing for a PIP/ESA Appeal Tribunal (London)

Thursday, 25 January, 2018   9:45am - 4:15pm
London EC1

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.

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 the best 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 relevant for anyone who may need to help prepare a client for a health-related benefits appeal. The course assumes a basic working knowledge of the benefits system.

Booking confirms agreement of our Terms. Please read attached BTCTerms document before booking.

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Standard rate £150 + VAT
Voluntary and community groups with fewer than 5 paid staff should contact us for a discount.
£150.00 + VAT

London EC1