Coronavirus (COVID-19): London Tribunals planning and preparation

Advice and guidance for users of the tribunals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Tribunals coronavirus preparation planning

The Road User Charging Adjudicators and Environment and Traffic Adjudicators are following government advice with regard to Covid-19. After careful consideration, the Chief Adjudicators have decided that the usual operations of the tribunals are no longer possible in the short term.

The tribunals are taking steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of our appellants and colleagues by closing the hearing centre at Chancery Exchange to the public until at least 1st June 2020. Please do not come to the hearing centre for any reason during the closure.

You will still be able to contact the tribunal’s administrative staff during this time, should you have any queries about your case - please see our contacts page.

Personal hearings that were scheduled for a date prior to 1st June 2020 have been placed on hold until business returns to normal. We will contact you to re-arrange a suitable date for your appeal.

Personal appeals currently scheduled for a hearing after 1st June will go ahead, subject to government restrictions.  However, if circumstances change we will contact you in advance of your hearing date with alternative arrangements.

New appeals received by the tribunals after 1st May 2020 will be allocated a hearing date after 1st July 2020, but this may be subject to change depending on government advice.

If you have requested that your appeal be dealt with as a postal appeal, please see the advice for the appropriate tribunal below.

Road User Charging Adjudicators

All appeals received prior to the 19th March 2020 where the appellant has opted for a postal appeal have been placed on hold until the Chief Adjudicator considers we can resume business as normal. This means that your appeal has been suspended until it can be heard by an Adjudicator. Transport for London have been advised of this decision.

In line with any other outstanding appeals, Transport for London will take no further action on any penalty charge included in the appeal until a decision has been made by an Adjudicator.

Environment and Traffic Adjudicators

If you have already received confirmation that your appeal be dealt with as a postal, it will be determined as listed, subject to any application to re-schedule.

How we will update you about the impact of coronavirus on tribunals

Changes to the running of the tribunals will be communicated on this website. Changes to individual appeal will be communicated through your preferred contact method indicated when you made your appeal.

More information and advice

Read the latest information about the Government’s coronavirus response and plans.

Published 22 May 2020.