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Appealing against a Tribunal decision

Appealing against a Tribunal decision

Application for a review or appeal against a tribunal decision can be made on limited grounds.


Our decisions on SEN appeals and disability discrimination claims are final. If you think there is a technical problem with the decision and how it was made you can ask us to review it.  We will not review our decision simply because you are not happy with it. We must receive your written request to review within 28 calendar days of the date of the letter we sent with the decision. 

Appeals to the Upper Tribunal

If you think that the decision is wrong in law you can appeal to the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal but you must first apply to us for permission to appeal. You must make your application so that we receive it within 28 calendar days of the date of the letter we sent with the decision. It is a matter for any person considering an appeal to take their own legal advice.  Our guidance booklet and application form can be downloaded from this website or, if you would like a copy sent to you, please contact us.

(How to appeal to the Upper Tribunal – Guidance Booklet SENTW 20)

(Permission to Appeal to the Upper Tribunal – Application Form SENTW 21)

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