499. Evidence.

The rules on admissibility of evidence that apply in civil proceedings in the County Court apply to a hearing before an appeal panel1. However, the panel may hear or receive evidence which would not be admissible in such proceedings if it is satisfied that admission of that evidence is necessary in order to protect members of the public2. The panel may require any person, other than the appellant3, to attend a hearing and give evidence or produce documents4. At any hearing, the panel may, if it is satisfied that it is just and reasonable to do so, permit a