You are chairing a three-person Tribunal. The wingers – both female but nothing turns on the issue
LENGTHY ORAL SUBMISSIONS
You, the Chair, are being tested. Does the Tribunal need to listen to claimants’ 43-page opening statement at the start of Day 1?
Picking up from yesterday, you are back in the Hearing Room with parties, transcribers
The appellant’s advocate was indignant. You have touched a chord. His ego has taken a knock. But that is not your concern.
Sometimes arbitrators want comprehensive opening statements – and sometimes they don’t.