Are there breaks/adjournments during Hearings ?

Adjudicators will let the parties know when to expect breaks during Hearings. Usually, there will be a mid-morning break, a lunch break and a mid-afternoon break although the circumstances of each case may be different.

If a party or a witness needs a break for any reason, she or he may ask the Adjudicator to adjourn for a reasonable amount of time.

The parties will have the opportunity to speak to the Adjudicator about adjournments of any significant length, e.g. to another day, or to extend the time for hearing evidence, e.g. to an evening of the same day, before a decision is made to do so.