Residential Tribunal Act 1998 No 168
13 Constitution of Tribunal for particular proceedings
(1) For the purposes of any proceedings, the Tribunal may be constituted by one, two or three of its members.
(2) The Chairperson may give directions as to which members are to constitute the Tribunal for the purposes of any particular proceedings or class of proceedings.
(3) In giving a direction as to the members who are to constitute the Tribunal for the purposes of any particular proceedings, the Chairperson is to have due regard to the degree of public importance or complexity of the matters to which the proceedings relate.
(4) A direction under this section in respect of particular proceedings may be revoked, and another given in its place:
(a) at any time after the giving of the direction and before the commencement of the hearing of the proceedings, or
(b) if the member constituting the Tribunal (or, in the case of proceedings before the Tribunal where it is constituted by two or more members, one of those members) during the hearing of the proceedings, or after the completion of the hearing but before the matter to which the proceedings relate is determined:
(i) ceases to be a member, or
(ii) ceases to be available for the purposes of the proceedings,
at any time after the member ceases to be a member or to be available.
(5) The Tribunal, if reconstituted in accordance with subsection (4) (b), may, for the purposes of the proceedings, have regard to any record of the proceedings before the Tribunal as previously constituted, including a record of any evidence taken in the proceedings.