Rana v London Borough of Ealing & Anr; Bonnie v Department for Work and Pensions Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 2074
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Both appellants had been represented by solicitor firms who came off the record before the claims were determined. The written judgments were erroneously sent out to the solicitors rather than the appellants themselves. Appeals were lodged in both cases and were rejected for being outside the 42-day time limit.
According to the rules in GB, time runs from the date that the tribunal's written reasons are 'sent to the parties' and it was held that this starts running even when the reasons are sent to the wrong person.
In NI, the Rules state that the appeal must be lodged ‘within 6 weeks of the appellant receiving a copy of the tribunal’s decision’ (Order 60B, Rules of the Court of Judicature
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