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.
The ETBB is a fundamentally important guide for all judicial office holders
Sian Davies on Trans Awareness training
This article is the second of two on the subject of new directions in judicial training
This is article one of two on the subject of new directions in judicial training
Recording in Tribunals - the benefits of recording hearings and why concerns may be groundless
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 ...
A fictional scenario illustrates what can happen when the tribunal has not read the papers in advance. Why it is important to prepare adequately and some techniques for doing so (such as developing a form ...
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.