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Issuing the decisions of the appeal committee

Having considered the papers generally and any comments, the appeal committee will make a decision on each appeal before it.

Following each meeting of an appeal committee, the secretary to the committee will send a memo of decisions made by the committee to Legal Services. Legal Services will issue an individual letter communicating the decision to each applicant’s solicitor or, if the appeal was lodged directly by the applicant, the letter will be sent directly to the applicant with a copy to their solicitor.

Where the appeal committee affirms the refusal, the letter to the person will state:-

  • the reason for the decision; and
  • The materials on which the appeal was based (list of materials submitted to the Appeal Committee)