Part 4.2: Ref: Statutes - Section 6, Part III, Para 17(1)

 
4.2.1 

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.

4.2.2

The Secretary’s notice to the Member shall also contain a statement that:

4.2.2.1   
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

4.2.2.2    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.

4.2.3

At the hearing:

4.2.3.1   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.

4.2.3.2    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 4.2.4.2.

4.2.3.3     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.

4.2.3.4    the Officer may give a closing address followed by a closing address given by the
             Member or her/his Representative.

4.2.4

The Tribunal shall have full power:

4.2.4.1  to postpone or adjourn any hearing;

4.2.4.2  to dismiss any charge if it decides there is no case to answer;

4.2.4.3  to remit any charge to the Vice-Chancellor for further consideration;

4.2.4.4  to correct any accidental errors;

4.2.3.5  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.

4.2.5
Any notice or document required under this Ordinance shall be served in accordance with Section XXIX of the Statutes.