76 Compulsory conferences

(1)

The Commissioner may call a conference of the parties to a complaint by—

(a)

posting to each of them a notice requesting their attendance at a time and place specified; or

(b)

such other means as is agreed to by the parties concerned.

(2)

The objectives of the conference shall be—

(a)

to identify the matters in issue between the parties; and

(b)

to try to obtain agreement between the parties on the resolution of those matters.

(3)

Where a person fails to comply with a request under subsection (1) to attend a conference, the Commissioner may issue a summons requiring the person to attend a conference at a time and place to be specified in the summons.

(4)

Section 159 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 applies to a summons under this section as if it were a witness summons issued under that section.

Compare: 1988 No 4 ss 67, 71

Section 76(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).