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Requesting changes to your hearing

Private hearings

Most hearings are open to the public. However, any party to a case and any person who claims to be affected by it can apply to the Tribunal for the hearing, or part of it, to be held in private on the grounds of exceptional hardship or exceptional prejudice to a party, a witness or any person affected by the application.

The Tribunal will only grant the application in those exceptional circumstances if it is satisfied that the grounds have been met. The Tribunal’s order on such an application will always reflect what it considers to be just and proper.

For further details please refer to the Solicitors Disciplinary Rules.