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This is not the same as the discovery process in the District Court where you could obtain all of this evidence by a court order. In the Tribunal the process is that you can ask the referee to order that the other party produce copies of the documents to enable a fair hearing. There is nothing specific in the Disputes Tribunal Act which provides for this however, except section 40.
(1)Evidence tendered to a Tribunal by or on behalf of a party to any proceedings need not be given on oath, but the Tribunal may at any stage of the proceedings require that such evidence, or any specified part of such evidence, be given on oath, whether orally or in writing.
(2)A Tribunal may, on its own initiative, seek and receive such other evidence and make such other investigations and inquiries as it thinks fit.
(3)All evidence and information received or ascertained under subsection (2) shall be disclosed to every party, and every party shall be given an opportunity to comment on it.
(4)A Tribunal may receive and take into account any relevant evidence or information, whether or not that evidence or information would normally be admissible in a court of law.
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