All our courses are updated to include changes in the Benefits System. Courses can be run at a basic or more experienced level and usually last one day.

"Very useful.  I look forward to putting my new knowledge into practise." Hannah Jones  DH Law Ltd

"great course, great organisation.  I have learned so much as a new benefit adviser with these courses" Gerard Hunter  Shelter

"The course was brilliant in all areas...was well worth the trip.  I learned a lot. Thanks." Pat Powell  Southern Housing Group

This course is aimed at those who would like to build expertise challenging decisions- strengthening a client's case and preparing for and, if necessary,  representing at first tier Welfare Benefits Tribunals. 

It uses a real PIP case.

This course will include-

  • which Welfare Benefit decisions are/ aren't appealable 
  • mandatory reconsideration before appeals
  • time limits
  • Housing Benefit and Tax Credit decisions
  • using a real PIP case- preparation-   gathering evidence relevant to the date of decision,  statute and caselaw including Commissioner and Upper Tribunal decisions,  tips/  tactics,  submissions 
  • the process- roll of both the advocate and tribunals, paper/ oral hearings,  what happens on the day of the tribunal
  • what happens after the tribunal- whether you win or lose(grounds of appeal to the Upper Tribunal)

"a great way to build confidence in challenging Welfare Benefit Decisions by appealing'   

duration— online 1 day (spread over 2 consecutive days 10am- 1pm with a break)

Course Level- Update (for delegates with at least a good basic knowledge of the Benefits system)

Course accreditation- the Solicitors Regulation Authority has authorised us to award 5.25 hours Continuing Professional Development(CPD) points for solicitors attending this course. Our allocated CPD reference is EJV/SWTL.


Booking - In-House

Booking - In-House Courses

Please e mail us to explain your needs and get a quotation.


We provide:

· Planning, course development and delivery

· Comprehensive course guides, Benefits rate posters

· Evaluation on course completion, course certificates

· free post course learning resources- newsletters


You provide:

· The venue (arrangement & payment)

· Equipment (Digital projector and flipchart)

Maximum number of 16 participants.  


In-house Course Cancellation-   If we cancel the course, then a full refund will be paid(excluding other costs, such as travel).  No refund will be payable if you cancel the course within one month of the commencement date.  We will try to set a mutually convenient new date for the training and additional costs for travel/  accomodation,  if pre booked,  may be chargeable.