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What is the time limit for appealing against a first-tier tribunal decision (SENDIST)? Are there any exceptions to that rule?

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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 19/06/2018

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  • What is the time limit for appealing against a first-tier tribunal decision (SENDIST)? Are there any exceptions to that rule?

What is the time limit for appealing against a first-tier tribunal decision (SENDIST)? Are there any exceptions to that rule?

In a matter concerning a child or young person’s special education needs, the time limit is 28 days from the date on which the decision was issued.

This Q&A assumes that the decision to be appealed is a decision of the FTT (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) sitting in England.

The procedures of the FTT (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) are governed by the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008 (as amended) (FTT (HESCC)), SI 2008/2699. Appeals from the FTT are

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