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When is the final hearing?
Thank you. To be honest, this is mot that unusual. I have been involved in countless tribunal claims where certain deadlines have been missed by either side. It is quite common occurrence and whilst you do have options to deal with it, tribunals will often just issue a slap on the wrist, rather than take any more serious action. Of course, the more breaches there are and the more serious these get, they will also be dealt with more severely, but as far as missing a deadline for exchange of documents for a hearing which is not until next year, it will not be seen as a serious breach.
What you can do is bring this to the attention of the tribunal and ask them to make a fresh order for the exchange of documents and if they breach that as well, you can consider making an application for an 'unless order'. This is where the tribunal,orders that unless the respondent adheres to the specific deadlines set, their claim will be struck out. However, as mentioned this is likely to be applied for more serious offences, rather than the current one, which whilst frustrating, is not that serious.
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