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Tribunal Presidential Guidance & Direction

New Presidential Guidance and Direction has been released confirming that the Tribunal building will now be closed until at least 1 March 2021. 

Members may know that the Tribunal building was closed on 19 January 2021 and we were informed at that stage that it would stay closed until at least the 5 February 2021.

The closure was initially to allow a deep clean and therefore it was confirmed that there were a number positive Covid cases and persons having to self-isolate. A further updated Risk Assessment was then commissioned.

The Tribunal has confirmed that it is not yet in a position to provide an indicative date as to when the Tribunal building can safely reopen and will only re-open on 1 March 2021 if it is safe to do so.

The Tribunal’s Risk Assessment is currently being updated which has been described as a ‘significant & substantial piece of work’.

Further guidance (similar to the previous Presidential Directions) has been provided in relation to the management and listing of cases.

If any Member has a case listed on or before 1 March 2021 we will either be in contact with you, or you can contact us to discuss the impact on your case further.