Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service – Trial of Standard Order Template
From 23 February 2015 the Workers’ Compensation Arbitration Service will trial the use of a template minute of proposed programming orders form.
The template contains a range of orders regularly issued by arbitrators in programming matters for hearing.
Parties attending the Arbitration Service for directions hearings will be provided with a copy of the form when registering their attendance. Parties are encouraged to confer with the other party/parties in an endeavour to agree the orders sought. The form should then be jointly completed and submitted to the arbitrator at the outset of the directions hearing. In the event it is not possible to agree the orders sought, separate forms should be submitted.
The initial trial period of this initiative will last through until 22 May 2015.