7.1 Rule 29 – Determination with or without a hearing
29(1) Subject to rule 26(6) (determination of a Default Paper case without a hearing) and the following paragraphs in this rule, the Tribunal must hold a hearing before making a decision which disposes of proceedings, or a part of proceedings, unless–
(a)each party has consented to the matter being decided without a hearing; and
(b)the Tribunal considers that it is able to decide the matter without a hearing.
29(2) This rule does not apply to decisions under Part 4 (correcting, setting aside, reviewing and appealing Tribunal decisions).
29(3) The Tribunal may dispose of proceedings, or a part of proceedings, without a hearing under rule 8 (striking out a party’s case).