Administrative appeals Tribunal guidance

Before appealing to Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber (UT(AAC)) from a Tribunal decision you must ask for permission to appeal from the First-Tier or other Tribunal that dealt with your case. In most cases you must show an arguable case that the original decision was wrong in law, for instance if the Tribunal:
  • did not apply the correct law, or wrongly interpreted the law

  • did not follow the correct procedures

  • had no evidence or not enough evidence to support its decision

  • did not give adequate reasons for its decision in its written statement
The time limit for asking the First-Tier or other Tribunal for permission to appeal to the UT(AAC) is usually 28 days but may be more or less depending on the type of case.

If a First-Tier or other Tribunal judge refuses to give you permission to appeal, you can apply direct to UT(AAC) for permission. You must do so within one month of the decision of the First-Tier or other Tribunal judge refusing you permission to appeal, using the appropriate form.

If you are given permission to appeal by the First-Tier or other Tribunal judge you must send in an appeal to UT(AAC) within one month using the appropriate form.

If you are refused permission to appeal by the UT(AAC) judge you will not be able to appeal and your case will usually be at an end.
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