The Disputes Tribunal is a quick and inexpensive way to settle disputes.
The Disputes Tribunal is less formal than a court. A lawyer can’t represent you in the hearing and there are no judges. Each hearing is run by a referee who will consider whether it is appropriate to help parties reach a settlement on a case by case basis. Where this is not considered appropriate, the referee will make a decision on the dispute.
Laws that cover the Disputes Tribunal
The Tribunal is covered by the:
The Tribunal replaced the Small Claims Courts in 1988.
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