Commentary

A5.615 Hearings in the Upper Tribunal

Administration and compliance

A5.615 Hearings in the Upper Tribunal

A5.615 Hearings in the Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal is able to make any decision without an oral hearing, but it should first have obtained the views of the parties and must take these views into consideration1. The ability to choose whether or not to have an oral hearing is a different approach from that in First-tier Tribunal cases, where (except for default paper appeals) the tribunal requires the consent of all parties before the case can be decided without a hearing2. Apart from this difference, the rules applying to hearings in the Upper Tribunal are similar to those in

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