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1. Overview

You may be able to appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) if you think there was a legal mistake with a decision made against you by certain lower tribunals and organisations.

You might be able to appeal if your case was about:

  • social security or child support
  • war pensions and armed forces compensation
  • mental health
  • special education needs or disabilities
  • a dispute that was heard by the General Regulatory Chamber
  • a decision made by the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • a decision made by the Traffic Commissioner (or the Transport Regulation Unit in Northern Ireland)

There are also other cases that the tribunal deals with.

The tribunal is independent of government and will listen to both sides of the argument before making a decision.

There’s a different process if your case is about criminal injuries compensation.

You’ll need to apply to Northern Ireland commissioners if your case was heard in Northern Ireland and was about social security or war pensions.

Help you can get

You may be able to get free legal advice from Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you’re in Scotland, you may be able to get help from Welfare Rights.

Contact the tribunal

England and Wales

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
5th Floor Rolls Building
7 Rolls Buildings
Fetter Lane

Telephone: 020 7071 5662
Fax: 0870 324 0028
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Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
George House
126 George Street

Telephone: 0131 271 4310
Fax: 0131 271 4398
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Northern Ireland

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
3rd Floor, Bedford House
16 - 22 Bedford Street

Telephone: 028 9072 4848
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