How to appeal against a penalty imposed for an offence under section 12 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 by the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.
What you can appeal against
You may appeal to the tribunal against:
- the decision to issue an information notice
- the decision to impose the penalty
- if the penalty notice has been varied, the decision to vary it
- the amount of the penalty
Your case will be dealt with by the General Regulatory Chamber.
The tribunal is independent of the government, and will listen to both sides of the argument before reaching a decision.
How to appeal
You have 28 days to appeal after the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists sends or gives you the notice.
If you miss the time limit, you can ask for more time to appeal. Explain why you’re late, and the tribunal will decide if it can still accept your case.
Say clearly why you want to appeal against the decision.
Include the civil penalty notice and any other supporting documents.
Send the form to email@example.com or:
General Regulatory Chamber
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
PO Box 9300
Telephone: 0300 123 4504
Fax: 0870 739 4114
What happens next
The tribunal will write to you explaining the next steps.
Find out more about General Regulatory Chamber hearings and decisions.
Legislation and rules
You can read the rules on how your case will be handled in the General Regulatory Chamber procedure rules.