Changes to the appeal tribunal process from 1 January 2022
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has approved changes to the appeal tribunal process as requested by the President of the Adjudication Panel for Wales which will be effective from 1 January 2022.
The main changes are:
- To permit witness summons.
- That appeal tribunals can rely on the deemed service provisions set out in the Civil Procedure Rules to ensure that those who may be evading service cannot benefit from such actions and to provide certainty as to when documents have been served.
- That a hearing can be postponed at any point before it commences if the tribunal considers it appropriate in the circumstances and to be in the interests of justice.
- That anonymity is made an express power for appeal tribunals.
Also, some administrative matters have been changed.
The Procedural Guidance [APW07] and Guidance Booklet [APW06] for appealing against the decision of a Standards Committee have both been updated to reflect these changes and are also effective from 1 January 2022.
Devolved Tribunals in Wales Consultation
View the Devolved Tribunals in Wales Consultation.
Update Presidential Guidance
Read the updated Presidential Guidance.
The Adjudication Panel for Wales address has changed from its location in Llandrindod Wells to Newport. Futher information can be found in the Contact section on our APW website for the new address details.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic - the Panel has very little or no access to items delivered by post. Can you ensure that any documents (including application forms and written submissions) required by the Panel are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Direction - APW/PD/01/2020
The President of the Adjudication Panel for Wales (‘the Panel) has issued a Practice Direction in relation to the processes of the Panel under Section 61(2) of the Wales Act 2017. It has been approved by the Welsh Ministers under section 61(4) of the same Act, following consultation with the President of the Welsh Tribunals under section 61(8). The Practice Direction can be viewed here.