Procedure

To help everyone understand their roles in the hearing process, the Chair will outline how the hearing will take place and what the parties’ responsibilities are. Appraisal reports and documentary evidence must be furnished to the other party and to the Board 14 days prior to the hearing in accordance with Section 9 of the Expropriation Act Rules of Procedure and Practice.

Hearings generally follow the format laid out below:

  1. Introduction by the Board
    At the beginning of the hearing the Board shall declare its right to ask questions at any point during the proceedings and the Chair will outline how the hearing will take place and what the parties’ responsibilities are.
  2. Opening Statements
    The Claimant makes an opening statement followed by the Respondent, briefly outlining their case and what the issues are.
  3. Claimant’s Presentation
    The Claimant shall be the first to present his/her witnesses, evidence and testimony.
  4. Cross examination follows each witness testimony by the Respondent
  5. Questions from the Board
  6. Respondent’s presentation
    This takes the same form as the Claimant’s presentation as shown above.
  7. Cross examination of the Respondent by the Claimant
  8. Questions from the Board
  9. Summation and final arguments by the Claimant
  10. Summation and final arguments by the Respondent
  11. Application for costs
    The Board shall ask the parties if they wish to make any claim for costs related to preparing for and attending the hearing.
  12. Close of the meeting
    If all issues have been thoroughly dealt with, the presiding Chair will end the hearing.


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