The Disputes Tribunal is a quick and inexpensive way to settle disputes.
The Disputes Tribunal isn't like a formal court. A lawyer can’t represent you in the hearing and there are no judges. Each hearing is run by a referee, who will encourage both sides to reach agreement. If they can’t, the referee makes a decision. This decision is binding (you have to follow it).
Laws that cover the Disputes Tribunal
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The Tribunal replaced the Small Claims Courts in 1988.
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