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The Fair Employment Tribunal (Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Overriding objective

  5. 4.Establishment of Fair Employment Tribunal for Northern Ireland

  6. 5.Panels of members of the Tribunal

  7. 6.Composition of tribunals

  8. 7.Practice directions

  9. 8.Power to prescribe

  10. 9.Calculation of time limits

  11. 10.Application of Schedules 1-3 to proceedings

  12. 11.Register

  13. 12.Proof of decisions of tribunals

  14. 13.Transitional provisions

  15. Signature

  16. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1 –

      FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. How to bring a claim

        1. 1.Starting a claim

      2. Acceptance of claim procedure

        1. 2.What the tribunal does after receiving the claim

        2. 3.When the claim will not be accepted by the Secretary

      3. Response

        1. 4.Responding to the claim

      4. Acceptance of response procedure

        1. 5.What the tribunal does after receiving the response

        2. 6.When the response will not be accepted by the Secretary

      5. Consequences of a response not being presented or accepted

        1. 7.Default judgements

        2. 8.Taking no further part in the proceedings

      6. Case management

        1. 9.General power to manage proceedings

        2. 10.Applications in proceedings

        3. 11.Chairman acting on his own initiative

        4. 12.Compliance with orders and practice directions

      7. Different types of hearing

        1. 13.Hearings – general

        2. 14.Use of electronic communications

        3. 15.Hearings which may be held in private

      8. Case management discussions

        1. 16.Conduct of case management discussions

      9. Pre-hearing reviews

        1. 17.Conduct of pre-hearing reviews

        2. 18.Notice requirements

      10. Payment of a deposit

        1. 19.Requirement to pay a deposit in order to continue with proceedings

      11. Conciliation

        1. 20.Documents to be sent to conciliators

      12. Withdrawal of proceedings

        1. 21.Right to withdraw proceedings

      13. The hearing

        1. 22.Hearings

        2. 23.What happens at the hearing

      14. Orders, decisions and reasons

        1. 24.Orders and decisions

        2. 25.Form and content of decisions

        3. 26.Reasons

        4. 27.Absence of chairman

        5. 28.Entry of decisions and reasons in the Register

      15. Power to review decisions

        1. 29.Review of default judgements

        2. 30.Review of other decisions

        3. 31.Preliminary consideration of application for review

        4. 32.The review

        5. 33.Correction of orders, decisions or reasons

      16. Costs orders

        1. 34.General powers to make costs orders

        2. 35.When a costs order may be made

        3. 36.The amount of a costs order

      17. Preparation time orders

        1. 37.General power to make preparation time orders

        2. 38.When a preparation time order may be made

        3. 39.Calculation of a preparation time order

        4. 40.Restriction on making costs orders and preparation time orders

        5. 41.Costs or preparation time orders when a deposit has been taken

      18. Wasted costs orders against representatives

        1. 42.Personal liability of representatives for costs

      19. Powers in relation to specific types of proceedings

        1. 43.Devolution issues

        2. 44.References to the European Court of Justice

        3. 45.Transfer of proceedings from a court

      20. General provisions

        1. 46.Powers

        2. 47.Notices, etc.

    2. SCHEDULE 2 –

      FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL (APPEALS) RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. 1.Application of Schedule 1

      2. 2.Notice of appeal

      3. 3.Action on receipt of appeal

      4. 4.Withdrawal of appeal

      5. 5.Provisions of Schedule 1 which do not apply to appeals against a direction or notice of refusal

      6. 6.Modification of Schedule 1

    3. SCHEDULE 3 –

      FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL (ENFORCEMENT) RULES OF PROCEDURE

      1. 1.Application of Schedule 1

      2. 2.Notice of application

      3. 3.Action on receipt of application

      4. 4.Application to enforce, revoke or vary an order

      5. 5.Withdrawal of application

      6. 6.Provisions of Schedule 1 which do not apply to applications for enforcement

      7. 7.Modification of Schedule 1

  17. Explanatory Note

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