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In some cases, a person may not be willing to attend a hearing to give oral evidence or (for example) their employer will not allow them time off work to attend.

There are also cases where a non-party may have relevant documents on which a party wishes to rely.

In such situations, NTCAT may issue an evidence summons ordering the person or legal entity to attend or produce documents.  An application for an evidence summons should be made using a Form 4 Application for Evidence Summons. If approved, the NTCAT Registry will issue a Form 5 Evidence Summons which will ned to be served on the person or legal entity being summonsed.

If the person is willing to attend or produce a document there is no need to apply to NTCAT for an evidence summons.