Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service


Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST), Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (or SENDIST) considers parents’ appeals against the decisions of the Education Authority about children’s special educational needs, where the parents cannot reach agreement with the Education Authority. It also deals with claims of disability discrimination in relation to children at school. SENDIST Address: 2nd Floor Royal Courts of…


Pensions Appeal Tribunals, Chichester St, Belfast, NI

About This Tribunal hears appeals from ex-servicemen or women who have had their claims for a War Pension rejected by the Secretary of State for Defence. Its jurisdiction covers Northern Ireland. The Tribunal is independent from Veterans UK.   Hearings have been in existence, as part of the Lord Chancellor’s responsibility, since the War Pensions Act…


Rent Assessment Panel, Cleaver House, Belfast, NI

About The Rent Assessment Panel is an independent body funded by the Department for Social Development. Rent assessment committees (usually made up of a chair and one member) are constituted from the Rent Assessment Panel. The function of a committee is, at the request of a landlord or tenant, to consider if the rent determined…


Pensions Appeal Commissioners, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Pensions Appeal Commissioners are the specialised members of the judiciary appointed to hear and determine appeals on points of law from Pensions Appeal Tribunals under the Armed Forces Compensation and War Pensions legislation. Address 2nd Floor Royal Courts of Justice Chichester Street Belfast BT1 3JF Tel: 0300 200 7812 Email: tribunalsunit@courtsni.gov.uk Case Law Department for…


The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland (PCNI), Oxford St, Belfast

About The Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland (PCNI) are independent ministerial appointments who make decisions on the release of all life sentence prisoners in Northern Ireland. Address Parole Commissioners' Secretariat Laganside Court Mezzanine, 1st Floor Oxford Street, Belfast BT1 3LL Tel: 028 9041 2969 Email: info@parolecomni.org.uk Website: www.parolecomni.org.uk


Office of Social Security Commissioners and Child Support Commissioners, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Social Security Commissioners and Child Support Commissioners are the specialised members of the judiciary appointed to hear and determine appeals on points of law from Appeal Tribunals under the Social Security and Child Support legislation. Address 2nd Floor Royal Courts of Justice Chichester Street Belfast BT1 3JF Tel:  0300 200 7812 Email: tribunalsunit@courtsni.gov.uk Case…


Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal (NIVT), Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal (NIVT) was established on 1st April 2007 primarily to hear and determine appeals against new capital values for property in Northern Ireland in respect of domestic rates. It also falls within the NIVT’s remit to hear and determine appeals against decisions relating to a number of rating rebates. It…


NI Traffic Penalty Tribunal (NITPT), Chichester St, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About NITPT is an independent tribunal established within the Northern Ireland Court Service to consider appeals against Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued by or on behalf of the Roads Service. The Tribunal is conducted by an Adjudicator, who is a qualified solicitor/barrister with at least 5 years' legal experience. The Adjudicator sits to consider the…


NI Health and Safety Tribunal (NIHAST), Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Northern Ireland Health and Safety Tribunal (NIHAST) is an independent tribunal set up to consider and determine appeals against decisions made by a licensing authority in connection with the issue of, conditions applied to, or revocations of asbestos or petroleum-spirit licences. Address 2nd Floor Royal Courts of Justice Chichester Street Belfast BT1 3JF Tel: 0300 200 7812…


Mental Health Review Tribunal, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Mental Health Review Tribunal is an independent judicial body, set up under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (the Order), which reviews the cases of patients who are compulsorily detained or are subject to guardianship under the Order. The Tribunal’s function is to provide mental health patients with a safeguard against unjustified detention in…


The Lands Tribunal, Chichester St, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About The Lands Tribunal is an expert tribunal established by the Lands Tribunal & Compensation Act (NI) 1964. Although it is a court, it includes valuer as well as legal members. The Tribunal deals both with appeals from some other bodies and also disputes referred directly to it. It can deal only with those disputes…


Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel NI (CICAPNI), Belfast, Northern Ireland

About: The Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel for Northern Ireland (CICAPNI) is part of a new tariff based system for dealing with claims for compensation introduced from 1 May 2002 by the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002. The Panel is a non-statutory tribunal with 18 Panel Members, including the Chairman, with its headquarters in…


The Care Tribunal, Chichester Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

About: The Care Tribunal is set up to hear appeals against decisions in relation to eg the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority relating to the regulation of residential care homes, nursing homes, children’s homes, nursing agencies and independent health care providers and later other care services; decisions prohibiting or restricting the employment of individuals teaching…


The Appeals Service in Dublin Road, Omagh, Northern Ireland

The Appeal Service Address: 12-14 Dublin Road Omagh BT78 1ES Tel: (028) 8224 9595 Email: appeals.service.omagh@dsdni.gov.uk Services The Appeals Service provides administrative support to the independent tribunals set up by legislation to hear appeals against decisions made by the Decision Makers in the: Social Security Agency; Child Support Agency; Inland Revenue; Northern Ireland Housing Executive;…


The Appeals Service in Wellington Pl, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Appeal Service Address: 6th Floor Oyster House 12 Wellington Place Belfast BT1 6GE Tel: 028 9054 4000 Email: appeals.service.belfast@dsdni.gov.uk Services The Appeals Service provides administrative support to the independent tribunals set up by legislation to hear appeals against decisions made by the Decision Makers in the: Social Security Agency; Child Support Agency; Inland Revenue; Northern…