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Chair Health Service Products (Pricing, Cost Control and Information) Appeals Tribunal

Closing date:  10 July, 2019 - 13:00

Salary:  £501.52 fee per day

Location:  Successful candidates will be expected to travel between both London and Leeds


The JAC has been asked to identify 4 candidates to recommend for the post of Chair of the Health Service Products (Pricing, Cost Control and Information) Appeals Tribunal. This exercise is expected to launch on 26 June.

This is a fee-paid role open to solicitors and barristers with 7 years post qualification experience.

The tribunal is responsible for determining appeals against enforcement decisions imposed on manufacturers and suppliers in relation to the pricing of, and information relating to, medical supplies pursuant to sections 260 to 264a and 265 of the National Health Service Act 2006.

Those interested in applying for this exercise may wish to note the JAC has also been asked to identify 1 candidate to recommend as Senior Chair of the Health Service Products (Pricing, Cost Control and Information) Appeals Tribunal. Candidates who can demonstrate the requisite leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the Senior Chair vacancy.

About the role

Tribunal Chairs will hear a wide range of often complex and substantial cases and will be required to make and communicate reasoned decisions in writing. The main duties of a tribunal chair include:

  • preparing for hearings, reading papers attentively, identifying key issues, and drawing on expert professional advice as necessary
  • taking an active part in the deliberations and decision making of the panel at hearings  helping to ensure that the verdict of the panel is sound, based on the relevant facts and presents the reasoning behind the panel’s conclusions
  • chairing meetings of the panel at hearings impartially, ensuring all those attending are treated with respect and courtesy, leading discussions and ensuring due process is followed

Who can apply

Individuals who meet the following requirements will be eligible for appointment:

  • Solicitors and barristers in England and Wales who have a 7 year general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts And Legal Services Act 1990
  • Solicitors in Scotland or Northern Ireland of at least 7 years, standing

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