Is my attendance at the Hearing mandatory?
Yes, as provided for in Rule (A)45. However, there may be circumstances where, BHA, upon request, agrees for the Hearing to proceed in your absence. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on your response to the BHA case, i.e. your plea and the nature of the case you wish for the Panel to consider. Please note, BHA are unlikely to agree to your absence from the Hearing if you intend on disputing the charge.