Tribunals

Tribunals are an important part of the justice system, delivering justice through the provision of an open, fair, impartial, efficient, timely and accessible service. Please note that not all of the Tribunals shown fall under the Tribunals Act 2006 (as amended).

The Isle of Man government Legislation website will list all current primary and secondary legislation relevant to these tribunals.

In April 2011, responsibility for providing Secretariat support to the Advocates Disciplinary Tribunal ('the Tribunal') was transferred from the Chief Secretary's Office to the Tribunals' Centralised Administration in the General Registry.

The Tribunal is established under Section 15A of the Advocates Act 1976 (as amended) which provides that the Tribunal shall consist of:

  • a Chairman, who shall be an advocate, or a barrister or solicitor, of not less than 10 years' standing appointed by the Governor;

  • two persons nominated by the Council of the Isle of Man Law Society ('the Council'); and

  • two persons, not being members of Tynwald, nominated by the Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading ('the OFT').

The Chairman of the Tribunal, appointed for a period of five years with effect from 18 April 2017, is Mr P D L Scott. The persons nominated by the Council are Mr J J Callin and Mr P R Wood and the persons nominated by OFT are Mr F Masserick and Mrs J Purvis.

In order to be quorate, the Tribunal must consist of the Chairman and at least one of the persons nominated by the Council and one of the persons nominated by the OFT.

Complaints should be submitted on Form 1 and any subsequent applications to the Tribunal should be completed on Form 2 and duly submitted.

Guidance notes in relation to making an application to the Tribunal are available below, as are a copy of the Advocates Disciplinary Rules 2012. A copy of the Advocates Act 1976, if required, or indeed any other legislation may be obtained from the Tynwald Library, contact details are available on the Manx Legislation website.

A copy of the Practice Rules of the Isle of Man Law Society can be obtained from the Law Society at:

27 Hope Street
Douglas
IM1 1AR
(telephone: 01624 662910, website: http://www.iomlawsociety.co.im e-mail: [email protected]).

A Public Record of complaints upheld against advocates, so far as the records are available, can be viewed via this link.

Additional documents

The Advocates' Disciplinary Rules 2017

Public record of complaints upheld

Guidance Notes 2014

The Care Services Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is an independent judicial body established under the provisions of Section 143 of the Regulations of Care Act 2013 (“the Act”). A copy of the Act can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

Section 145 of the Act provides that:

“Right of appeal against decisions under Act

The recipient of, or a person who is entitled under this Act to be given, an appeal notice about a decision may, under the appeal rules, appeal to the tribunal against the decision.”

The procedure of the Tribunal is subject to the provisions of the Care Services Tribunal Rules 2015 which can be viewed below.

Additional document

Care Services Tribunal Rules 2015

Information about the Collective Investment Schemes Tribunal can be found in the pdf document further down this page. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Collective Investment Schemes Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. Copies of primary legislation referred to can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

The pdf document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Collective Investment Schemes Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional documents

Collective Investment Schemes Act 2008 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

Collective Investment Schemes Tribunal information

Financial Services Review Regulations 2001

Information about the Employment Tribunal in the Isle of Man can be found in the following pdf document. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Employment Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making a claim right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information about employment matters. All references to, and copies of, legislation were correct (as far as possible) as at February 2010. You are encouraged to access the Isle of Man Legislation Website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated on the Manx Legislation website.

The pdf document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making a claim to the Employment Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made a claim and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Employment Tribunal Judgments Policy

The Tribunal has a policy of publishing in full all judgments except where:

i. making the judgment available to the public is prohibited by law

ii. Tribunal hearings or parts of hearings are held in private

iii. otherwise redacted upon the authority of the Tribunal Chairperson.

Subject to the above, judgments will include the reasoned decision of the Tribunal, the names of claimant and respondent parties and the names of representatives and witnesses. The published judgment will not be limited to a lifespan within the public domain.

Why are Judgments Published?

Parties pursuing claims before the Tribunal can review past decisions and therefore better understand how they may impact on the merits of their own position. These decisions are called “precedents” and are important guidance on how a Tribunal will or may approach differing circumstances and may be referred to during the proceedings. Within legislative requirements, judgments have also come to be published (as is also undertaken in other and adjacent jurisdictions) under general custom and practice to accord with the principles of open justice and transparency in common with the higher courts. This increases access to the work of Tribunals and to their decisions.

All decisions issued by the Employment Tribunal, since 1 November 2006

Additional document

Employment Tribunal information

The Financial Services Tribunal ('the Tribunal') is an independent judicial body established in law.

The function of the Tribunal is to hear and determine appeals brought:

(a) under the provisions of Section 32 of the Financial Services Act 2008 by persons who are aggrieved by decisions made by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority ('the Authority'); and

(b) under the provisions of Section 33 of the Designated Businesses (Registration and Oversight) Act 2015 by persons who are aggrieved by decisions made by the Authority.

Copies of the legislation can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

The procedure of the Tribunal is governed by the provisions of the Financial Services Tribunal Rules 2015, a pdf copy of which can be viewed below.

Additional documents

Financial Services Tribunal Rules 2015
FST Decision - 2011-06/07/08

The Flood Risk Management Tribunal is established under Section 57 of the Flood Risk Management Act 2013 ('the Act'), to hear appeals in respect of disputes over refusal of consents, the imposition of consent conditions, the issuing of remedial action notices, the refusal of a land owner to permit a drain to be laid through his land or to agree compensation terms and the refusal of agreement to a proposed replacement drain.

Section 58 of that Act provides that 'The recipient of, or a person who is entitled under this Act to be given, an appeal notice about a decision under this Act may, under the appeal rules, appeal to the tribunal against the decision.'

The Act provides a definition of appeal rules in terms of 'for a provision about an appeal, means rules relevant to the appeal made under the Tribunals Act 2006.' To date no such rules have been approved by Tynwald, although it is understood that these are currently being drafted by the Manx Utilities Authority/Council of Ministers.

Additional document

Flood Risk Management Act 2013

To date, the Isle of Man Government has not brought into force Part 4 of the Gambling (Amendment) Act 2006, which would establish the Gambling Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals brought by an aggrieved person in respect of certain specified decisions, actions or conditions imposed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

Further information about the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission can be found on their website, the address of which is: http://www.gov.im/gambling/

Information about the Health and Safety Tribunal can be found in the pdf document at the foot of this section. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Health and Safety Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information. All references to, and copies of, legislation were correct (as far as possible) as at February 2010. You are encouraged to check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The pdf document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Secretary to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Health and Safety Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Secretary.

Contact details for the Secretary to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Secretary will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Secretary is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional documents

Health & Safety Tribunal information

Health & Safety (Improvement and Prohibition Notices and Licences Appeals to Industrial Tribunal) Rules 1981

Information about the Income Tax Commissioners can be found in the following pdf document. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Income Tax Commissioners do, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. All references to legislation were correct (as far as possible) as at April 2011. You are encouraged to access the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The pdf document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Secretary to this Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Income Tax Commissioners, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Secretary.

Contact details for the Secretary to the Income Tax Commissioners are provided within the document, although please note that the Secretary will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Secretary is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional documents

Income Tax Commissioners information

Income Tax Commissioners relevant extracts of legislation

Income Tax Commissioners Standard Directions

Information about the Independent Schools Tribunal can be found in the following pdf document. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Independent Schools Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information. All references to, and copies of, legislation were correct (as far as possible) as at February 2010. You are encouraged to check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The information document below contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Secretary to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Independent Schools Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Secretary.

Contact details for the Secretary to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Secretary will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Secretary is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional documents

Independent Schools Tribunal information

Independent Schools Tribunal Rules 2004

The Insurance Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is an independent judicial body established under the provisions of Section 45 of the Insurance Act 2008 (“the Act”). A copy of the Act can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

Section 45(3) of the Act provides that:

“Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the Authority under this Act may appeal, in accordance with rules made under section 8 of the Tribunals Act 2006, to the Insurance Tribunal.”

The Act defines the “Authority” as being the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

Interception of Communications Act 1988 & Regulation of Surveillance Act Etc. Act 2006

The Interception of Communications Tribunal deals with those who believe that they have a complaint or a Human Rights Claim against any of the Intelligence Agencies or public authorities with intrusive powers.

The Tribunal was established under the Interceptions of Communications Act 1988 (IoC Act) and makes provision for anyone who believes that communications sent to or by him or her have been intercepted in the course of their transmission by post or by means of a courier service or a public telecommunications system to apply to the Tribunal for an investigation.

The Tribunal also has jurisdiction in relation to certain surveillance matters under the Regulation of Surveillance Etc. Act 2006 (ROSE Act). The Tribunal investigates and determines complaints of unlawful use of covert techniques by public authorities infringing rights to privacy and claims against intelligence or law enforcement agency conduct which breaches a wider range of human rights.

The Tribunal is appointed by the Appointments Commission under a delegated function from the Governor and consists of three members; a Chairman, who is an advocate and two other members. Currently:

  • Mr P Morris – Chairman
  • Mr I Cochrane
  • Mr H Killip

The Tribunal is assisted by a Clerk provided by the Tribunals’ Centralised Administration of the General Registry.

Relevant legislation

The primary areas of legislation relevant to the operation of the Tribunal are:

All references to, and copies of, applicable primary legislation is correct at the time of publication.

Applicants and interested persons should contact Tynwald Library (contact details are available on the Manx Legislation website to satisfy themselves as to whether the legislation is relevant to their concerns and is still current or indeed has been updated.

Making an Application

There are no statutorily prescribed application forms to submit.

In the case of:

• IoC Act : matters are considered to be ‘applications

[s(9)2)'.….may apply to the Tribunal….']

• ROSE Act : matters are considered to be ‘complaints’ or ‘proceedings

[various, including s24(2) and s(26)2 '….in relation to any proceedings….' and '….to consider and determine any complaints made to them….'

In both cases applications (or proceedings/complaints) must contain sufficient information to enable the Tribunal to consider the particulars of the case.

The required information includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

• Name of applicant

• Address of applicant

• Contact telephone numbers

• Name and address of applicant’s advocate (if applicable)

• Brief outline of grounds for application

• A signed declaration: example, as follows:

I hereby make application to the Tribunal (delete as applicable):

  • for an investigation under Section 8(2) of the Interception of Communications Act 1988 (as amended by the Interception of Communications Act 2001) [or] 
  • for consideration and determination under Section 24(2)(b) of the Regulation of Surveillance Act 2006;
  • Signature: (applicant/advocate for applicant)

(Note: further information may be requested from the Tribunal as it determines necessary from time to time)

Making an application - Important note

All correspondence must be marked:

‘Confidential – Addressee Only’

Clerk to the Interception of Communications Tribunal
c/o Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR

Enquiries

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are shown below, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural information; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Contact details for Clerk to the Tribunal:

Clerk to the Tribunal
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR

Telephone: +44 (0)1624 687502 / +44 (0)1624 682382

Email: Send Email


Role of the Interceptions Commissioner

The role of the (Interception of Communications) Commissioner is to carry out functions specified within section 9 of the IoC Act, specifically:

  • To keep under review the carrying out by the Chief Minister of the functions conferred on him by sections 2 to 5 (of the Act) and the adequacy of any arrangements made for the purposes of section 6, and
  • To give to the Tribunal all such assistance as the Tribunal may require for the purpose of enabling them to carry out their functions under the Act

Further information regarding the Interception of Communications Commissioner can be found on the Interception of Communications Commissioners webpage

A separate role of Surveillance Commissioner also exists, appointed by the Department of Home Affairs, details of which can be found at the Surveillance Commissioner webpage.

Disclaimer

This explanatory text is provided only for general information purposes concerning the Tribunal and does not constitute a full definitive breakdown of its jurisdiction, constitution or operation. Persons requiring further or more expansive details should consult either the aforementioned legislative sources or seek appropriate legal advice.

Related links

Interception of Communications Commissioner

Cabinet Office Interception of Communications Act 1988

The Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is an independent judicial body established under the provisions of Section 142 of the Copyright Act 1991.  A copy of that Act and of the further legislation referred to below can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.   

The jurisdiction of the Tribunal is provided for in legislation as follows:

Copyright Act 1991

Section 144 provides that:

'Jurisdiction of the tribunal

Without prejudice to any other statutory provision, the function of the Tribunal is to hear and determine proceedings under —

(za) section 93C (application to determine amount of equitable remuneration under section 93B);

(a) section 116, 117 or 118 (reference of licensing scheme),

(b) section 119 or 120 (application with respect to entitlement to licence under licensing scheme),

(c) section 123, 124 or 125 (reference or application with respect to licensing by licensing body),

(cc) section 133D or 133E (application or reference with respect to use as of right of sound recordings in broadcasts);

(d) section 137 (appeal against order as to coverage of licensing scheme or licence),

(e) section 140 (application to settle royalty or other sum payable for rental of sound recording, film or computer program).”

 

Performers’ Protection Act 1996  

Section 26B provides that:

'Jurisdiction of Tribunal

(1) The Tribunal has jurisdiction under this Act to hear and determine proceedings under —

(a) section 3D;

(b) section 11;

(c) section 12H; and

(d) paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12 of Schedule 1A.

(2) The provisions of Part VIII of the Copyright Act 1991 apply in relation to the Tribunal when exercising any jurisdiction under this Act.

(3) Provision shall be made by rules under section 145 of that Act prohibiting the Tribunal from entertaining a reference under paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 1A by a representative organisation unless the Tribunal is satisfied that the organisation is reasonably representative of the class of persons which it claims to represent.”

 

Design Rights Act 1991

Sections 32 to 34 provide that:

'32  Jurisdiction to decide matters relating to design right

(1) A party to a dispute as to any of the following matters may refer the dispute to the Tribunal for its decision —

(a) the subsistence of design right,

(b) the term of design right, or

(c) the identity of the person in whom design right first vested;

and the Tribunal’s decision on the reference is binding on the parties to the dispute.

(2) No other court or tribunal shall decide any such matter except —

(a) on an appeal or reference from the Tribunal,

(b) in infringement or other proceedings in which the issue arises incidentally, or

(c) in proceedings brought with the agreement of the parties or the leave of the Tribunal.

(3) The Tribunal has jurisdiction to decide any incidental question of fact or law arising in the course of a reference under this section.

33      Application to settle terms of licence of right

(1) A person requiring a licence which is available as of right by virtue of section 24 (licences available in last 5 years of design right) may apply to the Tribunal to settle the terms of the licence.

(2) No application for the settlement of the terms of a licence available by virtue of section 24 may be made earlier than one year before the earliest date on which the licence may take effect under that section.

(3) The terms of a licence settled by the Tribunal shall authorise the licensee to do everything which would be an infringement of the design right in the absence of a licence.

(4) In settling the terms of a licence the Tribunal shall have regard to such factors as may be prescribed by the Department by order.

(5) Where the terms of a licence are settled by the Tribunal, the licence has effect —

(a) in the case of an application made before the earliest date on which the licence may take effect under section 24, from that date;

(b) in any other case, from the date on which the application to the Tribunal was made.

34      Settlement of terms where design right owner unknown

(1) This section applies where a person making an application under section 33 (settlement of terms of licence of right) is unable on reasonable inquiry to discover the identity of the design right owner.

(2) The Tribunal may in settling the terms of the licence order that the licence shall be free of any obligation as to royalties or other payments.

(3) If such an order is made the design right owner may apply to the Tribunal to vary the terms of the licence with effect from the date on which his application is made.

(4) If the terms of a licence are settled by the Tribunal and it is subsequently established that a licence was not available as of right, the licensee shall not be liable in damages for, or for an account of profits in respect of, anything done before he was aware of any claim by the design right owner that a licence was not available.”

 

Copyright (Amendment) Act 1999

Section 18 provides that:

'Database right: jurisdiction of Tribunal

(1)      The Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has jurisdiction under this Part to hear and determine proceedings under the following provisions of Schedule 2 —

(a) paragraph 3, 4 or 5 (reference of licensing scheme);

(b) paragraph 6 or 7 (application with respect to licence under licensing scheme);

(c) paragraph 10, 11 or 12 (reference or application with respect to licence by licensing body).

(2)      The provisions of Part VIII of the Copyright Act 1991 (general provisions relating to the Copyright Tribunal) apply in relation to the Tribunal when exercising any jurisdiction under this Part.

(3)      Provision shall be made by rules under section 8 of the Tribunals Act 2006 prohibiting the Tribunal from entertaining a reference under paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 (reference of licensing scheme) by a representative organisation unless the Tribunal is satisfied that the organisation is reasonably representative of the class of persons which it claims to represent”

 

Broadcasting Act 1993

Schedule 3 to the Act relates to "Advance Programme Information" and provides, at paragraph 1(1), that:

“This schedule and the Copyright Act 1991 shall have effect as if this Schedule were included in Part III of that Act, and that Act shall have effect as if proceedings under this Schedule were listed in section 144 of that Act (jurisdiction of Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal)."

Paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 3 provides for the Tribunal to consider an application to settle the terms of payment and to make such order as it may determine to be reasonable in the circumstances.

Paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 3 provides for an application to the Tribunal to review its order.

 

Rules of Procedure    

By virtue ofthe provisions of Section 7(8) of the Copyright etc (Amendment) Act 2014, the Copyright Tribunal Rules 1996 (see "Additional document" below) will continue to apply until such time as new rules are made under Section 8 of the Tribunals Act 2006.

 

Clerk to the Copyright Tribunal - contact details

The Clerk to the Copyright Tribunal can be contacted as follows:

Clerk to the Isle of Man Copyright Tribunal
Tribunals Office 
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR  

Tel: +44 (0)1624 682382

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (01624) 685573 

Please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice.  Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Useful Links

The Department of Economic Development provides information in relation to Intellectual Property at:  http://www.gov.im/categories/business-and-industries/intellectual-property/

For any enquiries in the meantime, please contact the Tribunals Office by either telephoning +44 (0) 1624 685941 or by e-mailing [email protected].

Additional document

The Copyright Tribunal Rules 1996

Information about the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal can be found in the document at the bottom of the page. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued.

You are encouraged to access the Isle of Man Legislation Website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Secretary to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Isle of Man Data Protection Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Secretary.

Contact details for the Secretary to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Secretary will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Secretary is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional document

Data Protection Tribunal information

Information about the Rent and Rating Appeal Commissioners ('The Tribunal') can be found in the PDF document at the bottom of this section. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Rent and Rating Appeal Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. 

You are encouraged to check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The pdf document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. Although it is possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Rent and Rating Appeal Commissioners, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Additional documents

Rent and Rating Appeal Commissioners - information

Rent Reference form

Property Service Charge - Application form

Rent and Ratings Appeals Act 1986

The Ratings Appeals Rules 2000

Rating and Valuation Act 1953

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

The Housing (Rent Control) Act 1948

Tenancies (Implied Terms) Act 1954

Tenancies (Implied Terms) (Amendment) Act 1975

The Property Service Charges Act 1989

The Property Service Charges (Applications) Rules 2003

Property Services Charges (Amendment) Act 2003

The Legal Aid Appeals Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is an independent judicial body established under the provisions of Section 23A of the Legal Aid Act 1986 (as amended) (“the Act”). A copy of the Act can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

Section 23A (5) of the Act provides that:

“The tribunal has such jurisdiction as may be prescribed.”

The Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1997, as amended by the Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (see links at bottom of page) provide at Regulation 11 that:

Appeals to Tribunal

(1) If the certifying officer refuses an application for a legal aid certificate, the applicant may appeal to the Tribunal.

(2) No appeal lies from a refusal based upon any determination by the Chief Registrar as to -

(a) the financial resources of the applicant (except in the case of Privy Council proceedings); or

(b) the maximum amount of contribution, or the method by which it is to be paid.

(3) If the certifying officer grants an application for a legal aid certificate, any party referred to in regulation 4(3A)(a) may appeal to the Tribunal.

(4) Any decision of the Tribunal on an appeal is final.”

In addition, Regulation 12(9) provides that:

“The assisted person may appeal to the Tribunal against the revocation or discharge of a legal aid certificate under paragraph (6); and any decision of the Tribunal on the appeal is final.”

 

The Clerk to the Tribunal can be contacted as follows:

Clerk to the Legal Aid Appeals Tribunal
Tribunals Office
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1624 682382
Fax: +44 (0) 1624 685573

Email:Send Email

Please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

 

Additional documents

The Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1997

The Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Useful Link

Information regarding Legal Aid is available on the website provided by the Legal Aid Administration at: www.gov.im/categories/benefits-and-financial-support/legal-aid/ and their Legal Aid Handbook, which includes information about the Tribunal at Part 1.5 onwards of the Handbook, can be viewed and downloaded from that page

Information about the Mental Health Review Tribunal can be found in the "Additional documents" section below. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Mental Health Review Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued.  

You are encouraged to access the Isle of Man Legislation Website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation referred to is still current or indeed has been updated.

The information document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document.  It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal.  In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice.  Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

 

Additional documents

Mental Health Review Tribunal - guidance

Mental Health Review Tribunal - information

The Mental Health Regulations 2000

The Mental Health Review Tribunal Rules 2000

 

To date, the Isle of Man Government has not deemed it necessary to bring into force the Residence Act 2001 ('the Act'). The Act, which is intended to provide for the registration of residents and matters relating to the regulation of residence in the Isle of Man, makes provision for a Residence Act Tribunal.

Further information about residency controls in the Isle of Man.

The Retirement Benefits Schemes Tribunal ("the Tribunal") is an independent judicial body established under the provisions of Section 38 of the Retirement Benefits Schemes Act 2000 ("the Act"). A copy of the Act can be viewed on the Manx Legislation website.

Section 38(3) of the Act provides that:

"Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the Authority to -

(a) refuse to register a scheme under section 3;

(b) register a scheme subject to conditions under section 3(3);

(c) make an authorisation subject to new conditions under section 3(3)(a);

(d) vary any existing conditions under section 3(3)(b);

(e) revoke an authorisation under section 4;

(f) refuse to extend (or further extend) a period under section 9(7), 13(7) or 14(5);

(g) issue a direction under section 14(2);

(h) refuse to give approval under section 18(3);

(i) issue a direction under section 19(1) or (2);

(j) vary or revoke a consent under section 19(4)(b) or (c);

(k) issue a direction under section 22(1);

(l) issue a notice or direction under section 23(2) or (3);

(m) issue a direction under section 31;

(n) refuse to withdraw or vary a direction under section 31(1);

(o) refuse to register an administrator under section 36(4)(a);

(p) cancel the registration of an administrator under section 36(4)(b);

(q) disqualify a person under section 41; or

(r) refuse to revoke a disqualification order under section 41,

may appeal, in accordance with rules made under section 8 of the Tribunals Act 2006, to the Tribunal."

The Act defines the "Authority" as being the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority.

 

The Clerk to the Tribunal can be contacted as follows:

Clerk to the Retirement Benefits Schemes Tribunal
Tribunals Office
Isle of Man Courts of Justice
Deemsters Walk
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 3AR.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1624 682382
Fax: +44 (0) 1624 685573
Email:Send Email

Please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Information about The Riding Establishments Appeal Tribunal can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what this tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information.

You are encouraged to contact check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The information document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to The Riding Establishments Appeal Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

 

Additional documents

Riding Establishments Tribunal information

Riding Establishments Acts 1968 & 1986

Cruelty To Animals Act 1997

Veterinary Surgeons Act 2005

Information about the Social Security Appeal Tribunal can be found in the PDF document at the bottom of this section. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Social Security Appeal Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information.

You are encouraged to contact check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated. Alternatively, Social Security Legislation Volumes are available.

The information document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Social Security Appeal Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

Social Security Commissioner decisions issued in the Isle of Man since 1993 are available.

 

Additional documents

Social Security Appeal Tribunal - information

Social Security Appeal Form

Social Security Late Appeal Form

Enquiry Form

Notes on Tribunal Decision

Social Security Commissioner Application Form

Information about the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal can be found in the following pdf document. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued. The information also provides links to other useful sources of information.

You are encouraged to check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The information document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

 

Additional documents

Tourist Premises Appeal Tribunal - information

Tourist Act 1975

The VAT and Duties Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) established under the provisions of the Value Added Tax Act 1996, is administered by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in England.

The procedure of the Tribunal is subject to the provisions of the VAT and Duties Tribunal Rules 2011.

The Isle of Man Customs and Excise Division of Treasury have provided the information at the following links regarding appeals to the Tribunal:

Notice: Appeal 1 MAN - What to do if you don’t agree with a Customs and Excise decision involving Indirect Tax”                                  

Notice: Appeal 3 MAN - Making an Appeal against a Decision of Customs and Excise”

The Notice of Appeal to the Tribunal is available to download on HM Courts and Tribunals Service web site

Information about the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal can be found in the PDF document at the bottom of this page. The information is intended to give an overview of not only what the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal is, but also the steps involved in making an appeal right through to a decision being issued.

You are encouraged to check the Manx Legislation website to satisfy yourself as to whether the legislation is still current or indeed has been updated.

The information document contains bookmarks to aid accurate navigation through the information – using the bookmarks is the recommended way to move around the information displayed within the document. It is also possible to navigate by clicking on the headings, although this only takes the user to the page on which the information is displayed and therefore it may appear at times as though the link has not worked as the user will have to scroll down on the page displayed to view the specific piece of information they wish to see.

In producing this information, we have tried to cover questions that are frequently posed to the Clerk to the Tribunal. In view of this, any person considering making an appeal to the Work Permit Appeal Tribunal, or indeed any person who has made an appeal and is wondering what happens next, is strongly encouraged to read the information before contacting the Clerk.

Contact details for the Clerk to the Tribunal are provided within the document, although please note that the Clerk will only be able to offer procedural guidance; the Clerk is not able to offer advice. Any advice required should be sought from legal and/or other appropriate sources.

 

Additional document

Work Permit Appeal Tribunal - information

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