Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill

  • enacted
117 Section 205 replaced (Power to decline to make further inquiry or investigation)

Replace section 205 with:

205 Legal Complaints Review Officer may strike out, determine, or adjourn application for review

(1)

The Legal Complaints Review Officer may strike out, in whole or in part, an application for review if satisfied that it—

(a)

discloses no reasonable cause of action; or

(b)

is likely to cause prejudice or delay; or

(c)

is frivolous or vexatious; or

(d)

is otherwise an abuse of process.

(2)

If a party is neither present nor represented at the hearing of an application for review, the Legal Complaints Review Officer may,—

(a)

if the party is required to be present, strike out the application; or

(b)

determine the application in the absence of the party; or

(c)

adjourn the hearing.