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