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Special Educational Needs Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Sittings of tribunals

    4. 4.Membership of tribunal

    5. 5.Proof of documents

    6. 6.Certification of decisions

  3. Part II Making an Appeal to the Tribunal and Reply by the Board

    1. (A) The Parent

      1. 7.Notice of appeal

      2. 8.Response, and supplementary provisions

      3. 9.Withdrawal of appeal

      4. 10.Further action by parent

      5. 11.Representatives of the parent: further provisions

    2. (B) The Reply by the Board

      1. 12.Action by the board on receipt of a notice of appeal

      2. 13.Amendment of reply by the board

      3. 14.Failure to reply and absence of opposition

      4. 15.Representation at hearing and further action by the board

  4. Part III Preparation for a Hearing

    1. 16.Acknowledgement of appeal and service of documents by the Secretary of the Tribunal

    2. 17.Enquiries by the Secretary of the Tribunal

    3. 18.Directions and summonses in preparation for a hearing

    4. 19.Varying or setting aside of directions and summonses

    5. 20.Particulars and supplementary statements

    6. 21.Disclosure of documents and other material

    7. 22.Summoning of witnesses

    8. 23.Failure to comply with directions

    9. 24.Notice of place and time of hearing and adjournments

  5. Part IV Determination of Appeals

    1. 25.Power to determine an appeal without a hearing

    2. 26.Hearings to be held in private: exceptions

    3. 27.Failure of parties to attend hearing

    4. 28.Procedure at hearing

    5. 29.Evidence at hearing

    6. 30.Decision of the tribunal

    7. 31.Review of the tribunal’s decision

    8. 32.Review of the President’s decision

    9. 33.Orders for costs and expenses

  6. Part V Additional Powers of and Provisions Relating to the Tribunal

    1. 34.Transfer of proceedings

    2. 35.Miscellaneous powers of the tribunal

    3. 36.Power to strike out

    4. 37.Power to exercise powers of the President and Chairman

    5. 38.The Secretary of the Tribunal

    6. 39.Irregularities

    7. 40.Method of sending, delivering or serving notices and documents

    8. 41.Extensions of time

    9. 42.Parent’s representative

  7. Signature

  8. Explanatory Note

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