Lands Tribunal guidance
About the Upper Tribunal judges and members
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) is the successor to the Lands Tribunal and is an independent and specialist judicial body. The Transfer Order transferred the Lands Tribunal into the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal. The Tribunal consists of a President, who is the judicial head, and legal and surveyor members.
The offices and permanent courtrooms are in London. When necessary hearings can be arranged anywhere in England and Wales subject to the availability of courtrooms.
The Lands Chamber judges and members decide certain disputes concerning land, particularly the valuation of land. They hear cases under many different Acts of Parliament and statutory instruments. They determine disputed compensation in compulsory purchase and certain other types of land compensation cases and they hear appeals from Valuation Tribunals, Leasehold Valuation Tribunals and Residential Property Tribunals.
The judges and members also consider applications to discharge or modify restrictions on the use of land and deal with a range of other types of cases.
About the Upper Tribunal judges and members
Senior President of Tribunals
Lord Justice Sullivan
Chamber President, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
- The Honourable Mr Justice Lindblom
Lands Chamber judges
- The Honourable Mr Justice Morgan
- His Honour Judge Reid QC
- His Honour Judge Mole QC
- His Honour Judge Huskinson
- Her Honour Judge Alice Robinson
- His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman QC
- Her Honour Judge Walden-Smith
- His Honour Judge Gerald
Lands Chamber members
- Norman Rose FRICS
- Paul Francis FRICS
- Andrew Trott FRICS
The Lands Chamber Registrar, Donald Scannell, is responsible for the case management of all Tribunal cases other than those allocated to the special procedure, which are managed by the judge or member assigned to hear the case. The Registrar issues directions to the parties to prepare their cases for hearing by the Tribunal judges or members and decides interlocutory applications such as applications for extension of time. The Registrar conducts case-management hearings and detailed costs assessments. In restrictive covenant applications and applications under the Rights of Light Act 1959, the Registrar decides what notices of the applications are to be given, to whom, when and by what means. An application can be made to the Chamber President to reconsider an order or direction made by a Registrar.
Obtaining legal advice and finding a solicitor
For assistance in finding a solicitor with expertise in the aspect of land law relevant to your matter contact the Law Society of England and Wales. Their website address is: www.lawsociety.org.uk and their general enquiries telephone number is 020 7242 1222. The Law Society does not provide legal advice to members of the public but does provides guides on common legal problems written in plain English, including one on using a solicitor. The guides are available on their website and may be requested in hard copy from the Law Society by calling 0191 428 7439.
The Community Legal Service Direct website also provides a means of finding a local legal adviser or solicitor. Their website address is: www.clsdirect.org and their telephone number is: Tel: 0845 345 4345. Community Legal Service Direct provides free legal information leaflets and factsheets. On their website you may access the leaflets, search for legal information from a selection of the best advice websites in the UK, or search for details of a local legal adviser or solicitor.
To obtain free legal information, advice or assistance you may wish to contact the Citizens’ Advice Bureaux. Their website www.adviceguide.org.uk contains information sheets and also has a search facility to assist you in finding your local office. If you are not able to access the internet you may find details on your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau from your local library.
Lands Chamber Guidance
- Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Explanatory leaflet - A guide for users (PDF 0.02Mb)
- Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation - Tribunals (PDF 0.04Mb)
- The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Fees Order 2009 (as amended)(26kb) This Order sets out the fees that are payable in the Tribunal
- Fee Concessions Information Booklet (PDF 0.09mb)
- Leasehold Valuation Tribunals Appeals Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.02Mb)
- Residential Property Tribunals Appeal Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.02Mb)
- Compulsory Purchase and Land Compensation References Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.19Mb)
- Detailed Assessment of Costs Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.05Mb)
- Rating Appeals Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.19Mb)
- Restrictive Covenants (s84 Law of Property Act) Procedure Flowchart (PDF 0.17Mb)
Legal Aid is not generally available for proceedings before the Tribunal. However, in certain exceptional circumstances it may be granted.
For further information please contact the Legal Services Commission or seek the advice of a solicitor.