During the current unprecedented public health emergency, the Tribunals Hearing Centre has adjusted operational practices and taken steps to minimise any risk to tribunal users, staff and judicial office holders alike.  It's normal business activity is fully supported by arrangements that facilitate hearings on the papers and via a combination of remote and hybrid hearings using audio and video technology.  In addition, a limited number of face-to-face hearings are also taking place in strict compliance with NICTS risk management protocols and the Public Health Agency guidance.  Any changes to scheduled individual hearings will be communicated directly to those affected, usually by email and/or phone.

Additional facilities to accommodate face-to-face hearings are also available at Northern Ireland's first Nightingale venue for courts and tribunals at the International Convention Centre in Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

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

This information page will be updated with any further developments.


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