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HMRC internal manual

Appeals reviews and tribunals guidance

First - tier and Upper Tribunals: Preparing for tribunal: Groups of related cases: Statements of case

Once the tribunal has agreed that a case may be stayed pending the outcome of a lead case, the tribunal will not take any action in relation to the stayed case.

For example it will not ask for a statement of case. The decision maker and tribunals caseworker should therefore identify potential related cases as soon as possible so that the tribunal does not automatically categorise those cases and request statements of case unnecessarily.

Decision makers, tribunals caseworkers and the Solicitor’s Office (if involved) should work closely together to ensure effective identification and management of cases. Where there are very large numbers of related cases, such as those managed on a project basis the project owners may wish to liaise with the Clearing House (ARTG8320) to agree a process for early identification of new cases.