MoJ proposes the closure of 91 UK tribunals, including Hull’s Wilberforce Court

As part of the Government’s general austerity campaign in the public sector and, particularly with regard to the significant fall off in Tribunal claims, a consultation has been entered into regarding the closure of 91 courts and tribunal offices across England and Wales.

The ongoing consultation suggests the Hull tribunal office in Wilberforce Court will be closed.

These tribunal hearing rooms in Wilberforce Court, Hull, are simply hearing centres for the main Leeds Tribunal. The same applies to the Sheffield hearing centre.

This doesn’t mean you have to travel to Leeds for hearings. They will be held at the Hull Magistrates Court on Lowgate, which has been happening occasionally for some time anyway.

The hearing rooms are not dissimilar, although the overall customer experience is slightly different with airport style security.

For tribunal claims in Northern Lincolnshire that fall within the Nottingham region, this will be nothing new as there have been hearings at Lincoln Magistrates Court for many years.

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