What is a Tribunal?

A tribunal is a formal legal arena designed to resolve disputes and make decisions on specific matters within its specific jurisdiction. Operating independently of the regular court system, they are set up by statute to resolve disputes within a particular area of law or industry. An example of a tribunal is the first tier and upper tribunal (Lands Chamber).

This independence leads to less formal approaches and processes than traditional court procedures making it easier and more accessible for individuals to represent themselves – however, we would always advise professional legal representation.

Tribunals tend to be more efficient at resolving disputes than the regular courts and are generally less costly.

The decisions are binding. However, parties dissatisfied with the ruling may have the right to appeal depending on the legal framework.

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