Subject to exceptions1, every hearing before the First-tier Tribunal2 must be held in public3. The Tribunal may give a direction that a hearing, or part of it, be held in private4 and may determine who is permitted to attend5. The Tribunal also may give a direction excluding from any hearing, or part of it:
(1) any person whose conduct the Tribunal considers is disrupting or is likely to disrupt the hearing6;
(2) any person whose presence the Tribunal considers is likely to prevent another person from giving evidence or making submissions freely7;
(3) any person who the Tribunal considers
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