A very welcome shortcut..
Jon and I did two hearings on the same day in 2018, being his ESA and PIP appeals. The ESA hearing went very much to plan with him moving from 0 points to 18 points, and entry into the support group.
The PIP appeal did not go so well, with the tribunal confirming the 2 points that he had scored for the daily living component and the 4 points for mobility. We wanted the enhanced rate of both components, so a bit of a disaster really.
However, we were convinced that our case is legally sound, and that his appeal had merit, and so sent for a copy of the tribunals' statement of reasons and the judge's record of proceedings, the note of the evidence taken by the judge on the day.
It appeared to me that there were several errors of law, so we applied for permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal.
Our application was considered by a judge in Birmingham, and happily, he has not only agreed that the statement of reasons contains an error of law, but he/she saw no point in sending this case to the Upper Tribunal, so instead they set aside the decision made in August 2018, and directed that the appeal be re-heard by a fresh panel. Jon is, as they say, back in the game.