The Adjudication Panel for Wales is an independent body established under Part III of the Local Government Act 2000.
- The tribunal is funded by the Welsh Government but the tribunal, the members and decisions of the Adjudication Panel for Wales, are independent of Government; and
- the tribunal has two parts; the secretariat and the tribunal members. Both work together, during the process doing different jobs. It is the role of the tribunal members to hear and decide case, interim case and appeal tribunals. It is the role of the secretariat to carry out administrative duties involving the processing of references and appeals.