In her second article, Paula Gray considers two recent cases which highlight the importance of considering guidance in the ETBB when making judicial decisions such as the management of a hearing.
Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles and Mr Justice Peter Lane give an overview of their professional journeys
The ETBB is a fundamentally important guide for all judicial office holders
Sian Davies on Trans Awareness training
Recording in Tribunals - the benefits of recording hearings and why concerns may be groundless
Tom Stafford explains the social and unconscious biases which affect Judges just as they affect all human beings.
A brief guide to the tribunal introduction. What would you want to know if you were appearing before the tribunal? Introductions and explanation is necessary to put the parties at ease and help them to ...
An update on the article “When not to sit”, dealing with the implications of some recent case law. What type of relationship between a party’s representative and a tribunal member may give rise to a ...
A welfare rights adviser gives some helpful insights into the misconceptions that an unrepresented party may bring to a tribunal hearing, even after having had some preparatory advice about what to expect.
Tribunals should be interventionist and enabling when a party is unrepresented or their representation is poor. However, caution must be exercised, avoiding taking over a party’s case and initiating new arguments on their behalf.