Transcript of a lecture delivered at a recent outside event, 25th September 2013 by Alison McKenna, Principal Judge First – Tier Tribunal (Charity) on the Tribunal and its workings.

Notes for Alison McKenna’s session on the First-tier Tribunal (Charity)

This session covers:

• The Tribunals framework

• Jurisdiction in charity cases – Appeals, Reviews and References

• Practice and Procedure – the Tribunal Rules; developing case law on tribunal procedure; practice directions

• Bringing a case – practical tips, time limits, inter-relationship with the Charity Commission’s internal review

• What type of cases has the Tribunal heard? – an overview of decided cases in the First-tier (Charity) and Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)

• Reform of the Tribunal – Lord Hodgson’s proposals

• Questions and Answers