Nearest Relative - attendance at Tribunal

Client applies for Tribunal and ticks the box on the application ‘object to N/R being informed’

N/R attendance request is received which client says he is not happy with and obviously a response is sent saying he doesn’t want them to attend.

Tribunal Judge indicates by preliminary email that N/R should be available in case they decide they wish to hear from them.

N/R isn’t a party to the proceedings and views already incorporated into the social circumstances report.

Thoughts if the Tribunal for some reason decide they want to hear from the N/R?

How do you know the NR views are accurately or fully described in the social circumstances report (presumably they didn’t write the report)?

Are they potential carers? / vulnerable?