CASE REFS: 00141/07FET; 01735/07;
CLAIMANT: Sarah Gillespie
RESPONDENT: Assisi Animal Sanctuary
Constitution of Tribunal:
Chairman: Mr Buggy
Members: Mrs Adams
The unanimous decision of the Tribunal is as follows. All of the claimant's claims are dismissed. Any respondent's counterclaim is also dismissed.
The claimant was not present and was not represented.
The respondent was represented by Mr P Ferrity, Barrister-at-Law, instructed by Macauley & Ritchie, Solicitors.
The decision to proceed in the absence of the claimant
"(5) If a party fails to attend or to be represented (for the purpose of conducting the party's case at the hearing under rule 22) at the time and place fixed for such hearing, the tribunal may dismiss or dispose of the proceedings in the absence of that party or may adjourn the hearing to a later date."
Date: 5 September 2008 Belfast.
Date decision recorded in register and issued to parties: