Definitions of terms used

Case number—a reference number that may also be called a file number. For example, MCDT001/15, MCDO001/15, BDL001/15, NDR001/15, or GAR001/15.

Leave—permission from the tribunal.

Party—the person(s) or entity(s) named in the application.

Proceeding—a mediation, compulsory conference, directions hearing, expert’s conclave, hybrid hearing, or tribunal hearing.

Applicant—the person who has lodged the application the dispute is about.

Respondent—the other party the application is about.

Witness—a person who gives evidence to the tribunal.

Remote conferencing—when the proceeding is heard by video, audio, or telephone conferencing.

Serve/serving (documents)—delivery of legal documents officially notifying the intended receiver that a legal action or proceeding involving them has been started.

Sealed copy—a copy of an application or other document filed with QCAT that has been stamped by QCAT staff with the official seal.