Final Hearings

A final hearing provides all parties with the opportunity to present their case. They can:

Usually, the applicant will present their case first and the other parties will follow.

What do I need to do before a final hearing?

Before a final hearing you need to –

Also, the parties will usually be required to deliver relevant documents to SAT. These may include witness statements and expert witness reports. At the directions hearing the SAT member will give instructions and dates for lodging documents.

Does SAT deliver its decision that day?

At the end of the final hearing, SAT will consider the matter. Its decision and orders may be delivered immediately orally or may be held over for detailed consideration (reserved). A decision may be reserved for up to 90 days.

SAT gives reasons for all its final decisions.

Last updated: 19-Dec-2013

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