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11(1)The Scottish Ministers must make rules as to the practice and procedure of the Tribunals.
(2)Such rules may, in particular, include provision for or in connection with—
(a)the form and manner in which references to a Tribunal under section 18(1) are to be made,
(b)the time within which such references are to be made,
(c)the withdrawal of references,
(d)the recovery and inspection of documents,
(e)the persons who may appear on behalf of the parties,
(f)the persons who may be present at proceedings alongside any party or witness to support the party or witness,
(g)enabling specified persons other than the parties to appear or be represented in specified circumstances,
(h)requiring specified persons to give notice to other specified persons of specified matters,
(i)the time within which any such notice must be given,
(j)enabling Tribunal proceedings to be conducted in the absence of any member of a Tribunal other than the convener,
(k)enabling any matters that are preliminary or incidental to the determination of proceedings to be determined by the convener of a Tribunal alone or with such other members of the Tribunal as may be specified,
(l)enabling Tribunal proceedings to be held in private,
(m)enabling a Tribunal to exclude any person from attending all or part of Tribunal proceedings,
(n)enabling a Tribunal to impose reporting restrictions in relation to all or part of Tribunal proceedings,
(o)enabling a Tribunal to determine specified matters without holding a hearing,
(p)the recording and publication of decisions and orders of a Tribunal,
(q)enabling a Tribunal to commission medical and other reports in specified circumstances,
(r)requiring a Tribunal to take specified actions, or to determine specified proceedings, within specified periods,
(s)enabling a Tribunal to make an award of expenses,
(t)the taxation or assessment of such expenses.
(3)In sub-paragraph (2), “specified” means specified in the rules.
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