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About Scottish Tribunals

The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 created a new, simplified statutory framework for tribunals in Scotland, bringing existing jurisdictions together and providing a structure for new ones. The Act created two new tribunals, the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland and the Upper Tribunal for Scotland.

The Lord President is the head of the Scottish Tribunals and has delegated various functions to the President of Scottish Tribunals, the Rt Hon Lady Smith.

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland

The Upper Tribunal hears appeals on decisions of the chambers of the First-tier Tribunal.

The Upper Tribunal for Scotland

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

The First-tier Tribunal is organised into a series of chambers . On 1 December 2016, the Housing and Property Chamber was established and took on the functions of the former Home Owner and Housing Panel and the Private Rented Housing Panel.

On  24 April 2017, the Tax Chamber was established and took on the functions of the former Tax Tribunals for Scotland.

Housing and Property Chamber

Tax Chamber

Tribunals Administered by the SCTS

The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland 

The Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland 

The Council Tax Reduction Review Panel 

The Pensions Appeals Tribunal 

The Lands Tribunal for Scotland 

The Scottish Charity Appeals Panel 

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