239B Online publication of final written decisions

(1)

Every final written decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal must be published on an Internet site as soon as practicable, unless there is good reason not to publish it.

(2)

A final written decision may be published in part if there is good reason for not publishing the full decision.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) are subject to section 240.

(4)

Good reason not to publish a decision, or part of it, includes the following:

(a)

non-publication is necessary because of a suppression order or statutory requirement that affects publication or continued publication:

(b)

the decision falls into a category of decisions that are of limited public value:

(c)

taking into account the presumption in subsection (1) in favour of publication, the Disciplinary Tribunal nevertheless determines that the decision, or any part of it, should not be published because publication or the effect of publication would be contrary to the interests of justice.

(5)

In this section, final written decision means a written decision that determines, or substantially determines, the outcome of proceedings in the Disciplinary Tribunal and is any of the following:

(a)

a written reserved decision following an oral hearing:

(b)

a written decision in any case considered on the papers:

(c)

an oral decision transcribed by an official transcription service.

Section 239B: inserted, on 29 October 2019, by section 128 of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Act 2018 (2018 No 51).