Practice Statements of the Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal

  • These revised Practice Statements come into force on 11 June 2018 and replace the Practice Statements dated 13 November 2014 with the same title.

In these Practice Statements:

  • “the 2007 Act” means the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007;
  • “the 2008 Order” means the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Composition of Tribunal) Order 2008;
  • “Chamber President” means the President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal or of the Upper Tribunal, as the case may be;
  • “CMR hearing” means a case management review hearing;
  • “determination” includes any decision of the Tribunal;
  • “final determination” is a decision carrying a right of appeal under section 13 of the 2007 Act;
  • “First-tier rule”, followed by a number, means the rule bearing that number in the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014;
  • “First-tier judge” means a judge of the First-tier Tribunal;
  • “other member” means a person who, immediately before the repeal by the Transfer of Functions Order of section 5(2)(d) of the 2007 Act, was a member of the Upper Tribunal by reason of that enactment;
  • “Practice Directions” means the Practice Directions – Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (dated 10 February 2010); and “Practice Direction”, followed by a number, means the Direction bearing that number in the Practice Directions;
  • “Senior President” means the Senior President of Tribunals;
  • “Transfer of Functions Order” means the Transfer of Functions of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Order 2010 (SI/2010/21);
  • “The Tribunal” means the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal or of the Upper Tribunal, as the case may
  • “Upper Tribunal judge” means a judge of the Upper Tribunal;
  • “UT Rules” means the Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) Rules 2008; and “UT rule”, followed by a number, means the rule bearing that number in the UT Rules.