Procedures and Guidance

Inquiry Procedure Directions are listed below (numbered) with the most recent first. These are issued by Lord Hardie and regulate different aspects of the Inquiry.

Core Participants’ access to material before commencement of oral hearings (issued on 23 March 2017)

This Direction sets out the procedure for providing access to written material to core participants.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 9

Avoidance of the Risk of Delays to the Inquiry (issued on 28 October 2015)

This explains the steps to be taken by core participants and their legal representatives to avoid the risk of delays to the Inquiry. A Note setting out the issues of representation and conflicts of interest can be found below.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 8
Download: Note by Lord Hardie

Opening Statements (issued on 28 October 2015)

This confirms that no opening statements will be made by Inquiry counsel or by, or on behalf of, core participants during the course of the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 7

Core Participants (issued on 27 May 2015)

This sets out the process for applying to be a core participant and the appointment and recognition of legal representatives. A detailed question and answer sheet about core participant status and an application form can be found below.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 6
Download: Questions and Answers on Core Participant status
Application form for designation as a Core Participant

Award for Travel and Subsistence Expenses (issued on 26 February 2015)

This sets out how individuals can be reimbursed for relevant travel and subsistence incurred in attending the Inquiry. The application form and the Inquiry’s summary of the Scottish Government’s travel and subsistence rates can be found below.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 5
Download: Inquiry Summary of the Scottish Government’s Guidance on Travel and Subsistence
Application form for travel and subsistence expenses

Award of Compensation for Loss of Time (issued on 26 February 2015)

This sets out how individuals can be reimbursed for loss of time when attending the Inquiry. The form for submitting an application for an award of compensation for loss of time can be found below.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 4
Application form award of compensation for loss of time

Applications for legal representation at public expense (issued on 21st January 2015).

This provides individuals, who do not have the necessary financial means, with a facility to apply for an award for legal representation at public expense if they are requested to participate in the Inquiry. The form for submitting an application for legal representation at public expense can be found below.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 3
Download: Application form for legal representation at public expense

Production of documents to the Inquiry (issued on 21st January 2015).

This provides guidance on the production of documents to the Inquiry following its conversion to statutory status. Inquiry Procedure Direction No 2 applies to any request for production of documents made after the date of this Direction.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 2

Production of documents to the Inquiry (issued on 26 August 2014). This has been superseded by Inquiry Procedure Direction No 2.

Download: Inquiry Procedure Direction No 1

Guidance Notes describe the administrative processes to be used by the Inquiry.

Guidance Note – Inquiry Protocol for Witness Statements

Guidance Note – Provision and handling of documents

Notes from Lord Hardie concerning aspects of the Inquiry.

Note – The participation of members of the public and other witnesses