Current Vacancies

  • Review Tribunal (currently the Mental Health Review Tribunal) Experienced Members x 10 + reserve list

NIJAC is inviting applications for the office of Fee Paid Experienced Member of the Review Tribunal for Northern Ireland.

The Scheme is open to applications and completed applications must be recieved by NIJAC no later than 12 noon on Monday 16 December 2019.

For further details in respect of this opportunity and to apply online please click here.


From 2 December 2019 the tribunal, previously known as the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) will have increased responsibilities and will be called the Review Tribunal.

The tribunal will retain its existing jurisdiction under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (as amended) and will continue to hear applications made by patients or their relatives for discharge from compulsory detention in psychiatric hospitals or from compulsory guardianship and to review the authority for detention of patients whose cases have been referred. 

The Review Tribunal will, in addition, have responsibility for hearing appeals against authorisations of Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) by HSC Trusts and the appointment or removal of nominated persons under the Mental Capacity (NI) Act 2016. 

The following links provide useful information in respect of the Mental Capacity (NI) Act 2016 which may be of interest to potential applicants: