About us

The Tribunal Procedure Committee makes rules governing the practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal.

Our responsibilities

We make rules with the aim of ensuring that:

  • tribunals are accessible and fair
  • cases are quick and efficient
  • rules are simple and clear

We also carry out consultations on proposed changes to the rules.

Visit the National Archives to view our older closed consultations.

Our priorities

Our priorities will be to keep the 9 sets of Tribunal Procedural Rules under constant review. We’ll consider new appeal rights and amendments brought about by other government departments and legislative change.

Membership

Members are appointed or nominated by senior members of the judiciary or the Lord Chancellor.

The committee holds about 9 meetings per year.

Name Role Appointed by First appointed Term of office ends
Mr Justice Roth Chairman Senior President, Tribunals May 2016  
Michael J Reed - Lord Chancellor May 2008 January 2018
Brian Thompson Member of the AJTC Lord Chancellor (nominated by the AJTC) July 2013 September 2019
Mr Philip Brook Smith QC - Lord Chancellor 1 March 2017 28 February 2020
Ms Jane Shillaker First-tier Tribunal Member Lord Chancellor 1 May 2017 30 April 2020
Simon Ennals First-tier Tribunal Judge Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales May 2011 April 2018
Donald Ferguson Tribunal Judge Lord President of the Court of Session 8 March 2017 7 March 2019
Miss Jayam Dalal First-tier Tribunal Member Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales May 2014 April 2020
Ms Christine Martin Upper Tribunal Judge Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales July 2017 July 2020

Appointments by the Lord Chancellor are made under the terms of a public appointments code of practice.