Report on the recent Tribunals conference has been published

Oct 04, 2021

report has now been published summarising the key issues addressed at the recent conference, attended by more than 260 people, which was held to consider future developments as the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland enters a period of substantial expansion. 

The report summarises the lessons learned, Q&A session, speeches and presentations, and issues considered at the conference. Key points include the ways in which the Scottish tribunals, both devolved and reserved, have adapted to the challenges raised by the pandemic and how these achievements might inform change, including the future use of both virtual technology and in-person hearings.

Read the full report here

You can view a video of the speech delivered by the Lord President, Lord Carloway here

You can view a video of the speech delivered by the Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Hodge here

Other speakers and panellists at the conference included Laura Dunlop QC, President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland; Simon Porter, chair of the Patients’ Council, Royal Edinburgh Hospital; Dr Ross Hamilton, medical member, MHTS; Judge Susan Walker, Vice President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland); and from the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland: May Dunsmuir, President of the Health and Education Chamber; Jane Laverick member of the Health and Education Chamber; Aileen Devanny, President of the Housing and Property Chamber; Anne Scott, President of both the Social Security and Tax Chambers; and Alex Green, President of the General Regulatory Chamber.

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