Practice Statement authorising Legal Officers to carry out functions of a judicial nature in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal

Immigration and Asylum Chamber (Upper Tribunal)Senior President of TribunalsSir Keith LindblomTribunalsPractice Guidance

  1. The Senior President of Tribunals hereby authorises a member of staff appointed under section 40(1) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 or section 2(1) of the Courts Act 2003 and designated as a ‘Legal Officer’ by the Chamber President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) to carry out the following functions under the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008, to the extent that that Legal Officer has been authorised to exercise those functions by the Chamber President:
    a. to extend time limits, under rule 5(3)(a);
    b. to issue, under rule 5(3)(d), standard directions (as approved from time to time by the Chamber President) for a party or other person to provide documents or information relevant to the proceedings;
    c. to give consent to withdraw a case under rule 17;
    d. to make consent orders, under rule 39
    e. to correct, under rule 42, clerical mistakes or other accidental slips or omissions.
  2. All functions must be exercised in accordance with any guidance issued by the Chamber President.
  3. In accordance with rule 4(3) of the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008, within 14 days after the date that the Tribunal sends notice of a decision made by a Legal Officer to a party, that party may apply in writing to the Tribunal for the decision to be considered afresh by a judge.

Sir Keith Lindblom
Senior President of Tribunals
20 April 2023