Advanced PIP Course – Update on Case-law and Appeals Preparation

Friday, 19 January, 2018 -
09:30 to 16:30
Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Dulcie Road, Barton Hill, BRISTOL, B55 0AX
£100 ACFA members £120 voluntary & community organisations £150 Local Authorities & Housing Associations £180 private organisations
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Advanced PIP Course

Update on Case-law and Appeals Preparation

Course Outline:

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has been with us now for over 4 years and the body of case law is growing rapidly.

This one day course is aimed at helping experienced advisers prepare effective submissions and/or present legal arguments at PIP appeal hearings. It will provide an update on case law alongside tips and tactics to help you successfully represent your clients at PIP appeals.

You will have the opportunity to discuss recent changes to the review and renewal process and a chance to share your experiences and ideas.

In addition we will consider the impact of the introduction of alternatives to face to face hearings on both claimants and advisers.

This course includes:

  • A round-up of recent Upper Tribunal and Court decisions
  • A discussion of  some current themes in the PIP case-law
  • Tactics and tips for representing at PIP appeal hearings
  • A discussion on the alternatives to face to face hearings

We have also invited an experienced First-tier Tribunal Judge to join us in the afternoon to provide a judicial perspective on key issues regarding the fact finding process at PIP appeal hearings, weighing conflicting evidence and the role of the appellant’s representative.

Trainer: Jo Silcox

Jo Silcox has over 30 years' experience in welfare rights - providing advice, training and representation at both First-tier and Upper-tier Tribunals. Jo started her career at the CAB in Liverpool in the 80's. She has worked in the voluntary sector and for local authorities she was also the Social Security Law Caseworker at the Free Representation Unit for over 8 years.

Currently Jo works at; Harrow Law Centre where she represents clients at both First and Upper-tier Tribunals, and at the Money Advice Unit at Hertfordshire County Council where undertakes case work and training. In addition she is a freelance trainer in welfare benefits providing training for a number of different organisations including CPAG, Shelter, Lasa and Refuge

How to book: 

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