In today’s post, which was delivered some time after midday, I received a DECISION NOTICE from HMCTS. I’ve lost my ESA (Employment & Support Allowance – 5th Claim) Appeal/Tribunal. So, they’d went ahead and held it without me!
This is despite me asking for an Adjournment on the 12th of August 2016 (in addition to asking other questions), HMCTS responding to me with a DIRECTIONS NOTICE dated 18th August 2016, in which Judge refused my request for an Adjournment, and failed (in my humble opinion) to give sufficient reasons why (apart from my Appeal being in the pipeline for a while).
On 30th August 2016 I’d challenged the DIRECTIONS NOTICE dated 18th August 2016 (I requested a “Set Aside”), yet HMCTS failed to consider my further request for an Adjournment, & neglected to respond to me before the Tribunal itself.