List of Documents
The Tribunal will order you and the Respondent to disclose documents to each other by a certain date. They will ask one party to compile a bundle of documents. This is usually the Respondent, particularly in cases where the Claimant is not legally represented. The bundle of documents is an indexed file of papers relating to the case for use at a Tribunal hearing. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a Tribunal will usually only consider documents included in the bundle, and may refuse to accept documents which have not been disclosed before the day of the hearing.
When disclosing documents, you are expected to provide a detailed list, giving the name and date of the document, and/or to provide copies of the documents concerned. If the Respondent is compiling the index you will need to provide them with a copy of each of your documents.
You must disclose all the documents relating to the case, including those you intend to rely on, those which may assist the Respondent, and documents which don’t help either party, but might help the Tribunal reach a full understanding of the situation. If you are in doubt as to whether a document should be disclosed, it is better to include it in the list.
The Respondent will send you a list of their documents. If you haven’t got a copy of any particular document, you should ask for a copy to be sent to you. If there are any documents you believe the Respondent has, and which you think should be included in the bundle of documents, then ask them to disclose them. If they refuse, you can ask the Tribunal to order disclosure.
Information about the bundle of documents can be found on the Citizens Advice website.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.