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My appeal is may 2020 will this still go ahead?

Angela5144 Member Posts: 3 Listener
My appeal is may 2020 will this still go ahead?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome.

    I just answered your question on another thread with the reply.

    The current scenario is that all tribunal venues are shut and there are no oral hearings at all. Telephone hearings commence with immediate effect but most likely those where you have a rep will be postponed until they can get the bandwidth and organisation to enable conference calls. In the remaining cases a judge will preview the papers and call the appellant around the time the hearing is listed. They may also make separate calls to the DQM and medical professionals who might otherwise have sat with them. Some cases will be decided on the papers only but consent would ordinarily be needed for that. My personal guess would be that the only ones decided on the papers will be those where people have either consented to a paper hearing already or they’re one of Ernie Ryder’s “no brainier” cases i.e. those which ought to have been decided in favour much earlier. 

    Whether this will still be the case in May, no one knows. Unfortunately, you will just have to wait to see what happens.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,266 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Angela5144 - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. I see Poppy has answered your query, but please do let us know if we can support you in any other way. Please do also chat here any time. :)
  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering
    Hi @Angela5144 wondered how you are getting on? Have you heard anything?
  • Angela5144
    Angela5144 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Not heard anything yet
  • Abdi_Scope
    Abdi_Scope Posts: 229 Pioneering
    @Angela5144 -  well you received good advice from @poppy123456 so I am sure that brings some clarity.

    As she says, it might be a while until they are able to deal with it. I hope you are coping ok during this lockdown.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    Hmm, that was actually a quote from my post on the subject!


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