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  • Created on: 08-01-13 16:58
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  • Tribunals
    • these are instead of going to court
    • Administrative Tribunals
      • Social security tribunals
      • Employment tribunals
      • Rent tribunals
      • Immigration tribunals
    • Domestic tribunals
      • for  lawyers, doctors, footballers etc.
    • The panel consists of 3 people the chairman who is legally qualified and  the other two members are lay people
    • people are encouraged to represent themselves without lawyers or solicitors
      • however people can bring a friend or a family member to represent them this is called a mckenzie friend
    • Advantages - cost effective as they are free, don last as long as normal trials, simple procedure and its fixed
    • Disadvantages - legally binding, the publicity and media, the influence the chairman may have on the lay members


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