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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.