You can choose to be represented by a lawyer or other representative at most hearings. There are some exceptions, as discussed below.

Parties may choose to be represented by a person:

Exceptions to choosing representation

The SAT rules apply unless an enabling Act provides otherwise, or an applicant involved in a minor proceeding makes a 'no representation' election. 

There are also situations where SAT can order a party to have representation, such as when it is necessary in mental health appeals, or when SAT appoints a litigation guardian to conduct proceedings on a person's behalf if it believes the person is not of full legal capacity.

Who should represent a corporation or other body?

The State Administrative Tribunal Act says:

Last updated: 6-Oct-2020

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