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25 .         Hearings

        (1)         If an assessor decides to conduct a hearing of a compensation application, the assessor must cause written notice of the time and place of the hearing to be given to the applicant and to any other interested person that the assessor intends to hear.

        (2)         A person who is notified of a hearing is entitled —

            (a)         to appear at the hearing and be heard by the assessor; and

            (b)         to appear in person or to be represented by a legal practitioner, or by a person approved by the assessor; and

            (c)         to present evidence and to call, examine and re-examine witnesses and to cross-examine any witness not called by that person.

        (3)         Section 63 applies for the purposes of conducting a hearing.

        (4)         A hearing by an assessor must be conducted in private unless the assessor decides that it should be conducted in public.

        (5)         If a hearing is conducted in private, the assessor may exclude any person who the assessor does not intend to hear.

        [Section 25 amended: No. 21 of 2008 s. 655(3).]

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