The Tribunal will hear an appeal or charge once all the necessary papers have been served and filed and the preparatory steps taken. The hearing is a formal judicial proceeding.
The Tribunal may issue all or any of the following directions:
In most cases, the hearing will take place in the town or city nearest to the place where the events giving rise to the case took place. The Tribunal will let all parties involved in the case know the place, date and time of the hearing.
The Tribunal has the power to:
The chairperson or deputy chairperson and 2 other members of the Tribunal preside over the hearing.
The purpose of the hearing is for the Tribunal to hear the evidence and arguments from all parties, so it can make a decision.
You’re responsible for making sure that you have your case prepared and your witnesses ready for the hearing.
Each party has the right to give evidence on oath and call witnesses relevant to the issue before the Tribunal. All witnesses may be cross-examined by the other party.
When all evidence has been presented, the parties can make closing submissions if they want to.
Hearings of appeals and charges are usually open to the public.
The Tribunal will deliver its decision in writing at a later date after the hearing.
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