The Council, sitting in full session, shall appoint the Tribunal. The Secretary shall fix the date for the hearing and shall give the Member not less than 14 days’ notice in writing of the date, time and place of the hearing which shall include a copy of the charge or charges against him/her together with the name of the Officer, the names of the members of the Tribunal and the procedure to be followed at the hearing.
The Secretary’s notice to the Member shall also contain a statement that: 18.104.22.168 s/he is entitled to be represented by another person (the Representative) whether such person be legally qualified or not, in connection with and at any hearing of the charge or charges, and that
22.214.171.124 no charge may be determined without an oral hearing at which the Member and the Representative are entitled to be present and that the Member and the Representative may call witnesses and may question witnesses upon the evidence on which the case against the Member is based.
At the hearing:
126.96.36.199 the Officer shall first address the Tribunal outlining the evidence s/he will produce relating to the charge or charges. S/he shall then call her/his witnesses. Each witness, in turn, may be examined by the Officer, and may then be cross-examined by the Representative or the Member and re-examined by the Officer. The Tribunal may question the Officer and any witnesses called by the Officer.
188.8.131.52 Following the presentation of the charge or charges, the Member may submit to the Tribunal that there is no case to answer. If such a submission is accepted by the Tribunal, it may be dealt with under 184.108.40.206.
220.127.116.11 If no such submission is made, or if it is rejected by the Tribunal, the Representative or the Member shall then address the Tribunal and may call witnesses. Any witnesses called may be examined by the Representative or Member and may be cross-examined by the Officer and re-examined by the Representative or the Member. The Tribunal may question the Member and any witnesses called by the Member.
18.104.22.168 the Officer may give a closing address followed by a closing address given by the Member or her/his Representative.
The Tribunal shall have full power:
22.214.171.124 to postpone or adjourn any hearing;
126.96.36.199 to dismiss any charge if it decides there is no case to answer;
188.8.131.52 to remit any charge to the Vice-Chancellor for further consideration;
184.108.40.206 to correct any accidental errors;
220.127.116.11 to do such other things (including the setting of appropriate time limits for any stage) as seems to them necessary or desirable for ensuring that any charge is fully and fairly dealt with and determined as soon as reasonably practicable.
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