You and the other party (the VOA or the council) should share your evidence with each other as set out in the standard directions which you receive with the notice of hearing. This is so there are no surprises on the day of the hearing which could cause the hearing to be postponed to another day.

Our website has resources that may help you prepare for your hearing.

There is also the Tribunal’s guidance and Consolidate Practice Statement, which may be relevant to your case.  Click here or in the menu on the left of this page.

You may find it useful to look at previous Tribunal decisions on appeals similar to yours or to visit websites that we provide links to.

If you intend to rely on case law, the case will not need to be included in full in your bundle of evidence submitted to the Tribunal if it appears on this case law list. However, you must include the relevant extract you intend to rely on, together with an explanation of how it assists your case.