At Directions Hearings, the Judge makes orders to progress the matter to be ready for Hearing. Please refer to the 'Relevant legislation' panel (see right), 'Practice notes' and 'Advice to Practitioners' for further information.
Parties (plaintiffs and defendants) to the Claim can at any time throughout the proceedings continue to try to negotiate and settle the Claim prior to any Hearing. They may also consider using Alternative Dispute Resolution – for example, Mediation or Arbitration.
When the parties have prepared their case, or been given a reasonable time to prepare their case, and it is clear the case will not settle, the Judge will Order that the Claim be set down for Hearing. Once all the evidence has been heard, the Judge will make a decision and hand down a Judgment.
A selection of laws and rules that apply to the Tribunal.
Dust Diseases Tribunal Act 1989
Dust Diseases Tribunal Regulation 2013
Dust DiseasesTribunal Rules
Civil Procedure Act 2005
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Dust Diseases Tribunal (Standard Presumptions - Apportionment) Order 2007