During the current unprecedented public health emergency,  the Tribunals Hearing Centre has adjusted practices and taken steps to minimise any risk to tribunal users, staff and judicial office holders alike.   Arrangements are in place to facilitate hearings "on the papers" and through a combination of remote and hybrid hearings using audio and video technology.  Any exceptional requests for a face-to-face hearing will be considered in line with NICTS risk management protocols and the Public Health Authority guidance.  Changes to individual hearings will be communicated directly to those affected, usually by email and/or phone.

It would be helpful if all correspondence to the office could be delivered, as far as is practicable, electronically in order for the secretariat to deal with correspondence as efficiently as possible at the current time.  For all matters in relation to the Review Tribunal, please e-mail For matters relating to all other tribunals please e-mail

Your co-operation and patience is appreciated in the exceptional circumstances.

This information page will be updated with any further developments.


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