Jo-Anne Peters v South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust 
Case ReferenceNIIT 01108/16IT
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionSickness and Absence, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
At the substantive hearing, the respondent made a successful adjournment application based on late production of a psychiatric report by the claimant. It was received a mere 3 days before hearing which was due to last for two weeks.
The adjournment was granted to allow the respondent to instruct its own psychiatrist but costs against the claimant and a wasted costs order against the representative were also sought. There was a conflict of evidence between the claimant and her representative, but the respondent was effectively oblivious as to the psychiatric evidence being relied on. As well
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