All forms are available on the Gov.uk website. The following links will bring you to the relevant pages on that website for up-to-date versions of the forms. The T129 (legal representation and tribunal doctor form) and T131-144 (all the report proformas) were updated on 3/10/18 to include GDPR information. Restructured T110 (application) and T111 (referral) forms were published on 19/10/18.
- T110. Form T110: Application to First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) (v11.22) — Application form for everything (including s2) except guardianship cases. For use from 7/11/22. This form asks whether the patient would like the hearing by video or face-to-face, or has no preference. The change from the earlier version is that this form also applies to s2 patients.
- T116. Form T116: Application to First-tier Tribunal - Guardianship (v10.22) — Application form for guardianship cases only. Version 10.22 asks about video or face-to-face preferences.
- T111. Form T111: Referral to First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) (v11.22) — Referral form. See s67 for details of when and how to use this form. For use from 7/11/22. This form asks whether the patient would like the hearing by video or face-to-face, or has no preference. The change from the earlier version is that the form also applies to s2 patients.
Case management request
- T113 (CMR1). Form T113 (CMR1): Case management and pre-hearing (v05.23) — The main change from the November 2022 version is the addition of the words "Do the other parties in the case agree to your request?" and "The direction should be sent to:".
- T128. Form T128: Options for your tribunal referral hearing - community patients (v10.22) — This is the form which is sent to CTO patients inviting them to cancel their tribunal referral oral hearings (and have a paper review instead). This form contains the declaration: "I understand that the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) is going to look at my case and, if I do not wish to attend or be represented at a hearing, then the tribunal may reach a decision on my case without a hearing." It asks the questions: (1) Do you wish to attend a tribunal hearing? and (2) Do you wish your legal representative to attend the hearing on your behalf? Version 10.22 changes option A from "to attend the hearing on your own or with a legal representative" to "to attend the hearing on your own or with
alegal representative, either face to face or remotely".
- T129. Form T129: Your rights to legal representation and to see the tribunal doctor (v10.22) — This form asks: (1) If you do not have a legal representative, would you like the tribunal office to appoint one on your behalf? (2) Do you wish to see the tribunal doctor before your hearing? Version 10.22 adds the sentence "This can be done either face to face or remotely by video."
- Form HQ1: Hearing questionnaire 1 - To the patient's representative and to the responsible authority — Hearing questionnaire for all cases except guardianship.
- Form HQ1 Guardianship: Hearing questionnaire 1 - To the patient's representative, the local social services authority and guardian (if not the LSSA) — Hearing questionnaire for guardianship cases only.
- Form HQ2: Hearing Questionnaire 2 — No longer used.
- T144. Form T144: Victim's representations to the Tribunal (September 2023) — This form allows the victim to provide representations on: (1) the tribunal's decision (whether the patient should, in the event of their discharge from detention, be subject to any conditions; if so, what particular conditions should be imposed; and, if the patient is already subject to a conditional discharge, whether the same or different conditions are now required); (2) non-disclosure of representations to the patient or his lawyer; (3) victim's attendance at the hearing. The main differences between this and the 2018 version is that extra guidance is now provided on how unlikely the tribunal will agree to non-disclosure and attendance requests.
- Victims guidance. Tribunal guidance T118: Victims of violent or sexual offences (April 2012) — "What to do if you're a victim (or family member of a victim) of a violent or sexual offence committed by a person detained under the Mental Health Act."
- Form P9: Application to set aside a decision or part of a decision (Rule 45) — Form for Tribunal rule 45 challenge.
- Form P10: Application for permission to appeal (Rule 46) — Application for permission to appeal First-tier Tribunal decision under Tribunal rule 46.
- Form T114: Witness expenses and guidelines — Expenses form.
- Form T135: Social circumstances report: Supplementary information required for patients under the age of 18
- Guidance for patients. Tribunal guidance T122: Information for non-restricted patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (27/9/22) — The tribunal secretariat emails this to representatives (requesting that it be sent to the patient) and presumably sends it directly to unrepresented patients. Headings: The tribunal; Members of the tribunal; What the tribunal does; Recommendations the tribunal can make; How to apply to the tribunal; When to apply to the tribunal; When a hearing will take place; After you apply; Legal representation; Where the tribunal will be held; If you change your mind about having a tribunal; The tribunal hearing; Support at the hearing from someone other than a legal representative; The tribunal decision; Appeal against a tribunal decision; Further information.
- CNL1. Form CNL1: Case Notification Letter (1) and Directions (2015) — The tribunal secretariat uses this form to notify parties that an application or reference has been received. The parties are directed to submit form HQ1 within two weeks, or sometimes two working days longer (e.g. CNL1 Thursday 11/5/23, HQ1 by 4.30pm Thursday 25/5/23). The responsible authority is directed to submit reports within three weeks (e.g. 4.30pm Thursday 1/6/23). The listing window for unrestricted cases (and restricted recall cases) lasts four weeks and begins four weeks after the CNL1 date (e.g. Thursday 8/6/23). The listing window for other restricted cases lasts three weeks and begins 11 weeks after the CNL1 date.
- MHT, 'Guidance Booklet: Reports for Mental Health Tribunals' (published 7/9/10, updated 4/4/12) (2012)
All forms are available on the MHRT for Wales website
New forms and guidance documents were created, and translated into Welsh, in April and May 2017:
- MHRTW-01: Application to the tribunal
- MHRTW-02: Nearest Relative Application
- MHRTW-03: Attendance Form
- MHRTW-04: Expenses claim - witness
- MHRTW-05: Permission for Appeal Application Form
- MHRTW-06: Guidance - Applying to the Tribunal
- MHRTW-07: Guidance - Referrals
- MHRTW-08: Guidance - The Tribunal Hearing
- MHRTW-09: Guidance - Nearest Relative Information
- MHRTW-10: Guidance - Provision of Reports to the Tribunal
- MHRTW-11: Guidance - Report Layout and Content
- MHRTW-12: Guidance - Expenses claim - Witness
- MHRTW-13: Guidance - The Tribunal’s Powers
- MHRTW-14: Guidance - Permission for Appeal
- MHRTW-15: Publications Register
- MHRTW-16: List of words
- MHRTW-17: Eligibility Criteria
- MHRTW-18: Request to Withdraw application
- MHRTW-18A: Guidance - Request to Withdraw application
These forms are available on the Upper Tribunal forms page