Pilot Practice Direction: Video/Audio Hearings in the First-Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal (2/4/20)

Public/private hearings and access to recordings (1) In Senior President of Tribunals, 'Judges' and Members' Administrative Instruction No 4' (14/4/20) it is stated that following the Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 amendments there is no need to refer to this PD. (2) This PD, which applies to the FTT and UT, states that (paraphrased): (a) where it is not practicable to broadcast a remote hearing in a court or tribunal building, the tribunal may direct that the hearing will take place in private; (b) where a media representative is able to access proceedings remotely then the hearing is a public hearing; (c) any such private hearing must be recorded if practicable, and the tribunal may consent to any person accessing that recording. (3) None of these changes will have any impact on normal MHT hearings, which are private by default rather than because of this PD; also, the related changes to the HESC rules made by Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 were inserted into the part of those rules which do not apply to mental health cases.


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