Conducting the review
Where a decision is being reviewed, the following information will be considered by the Board:-
- the material that was considered in making the initial decision;
- the further information furnished by the person; and
- the managing solicitor and / or solicitor’s opinion as to whether the decision should stand.
On receipt of a request for a review, a staff member may change their recommendation. Where this is the case, the change of opinion must be substantiated by reference to the facts, the law and the relevant provisions of the Act and Regulations.
If there is no change in the opinion, this must be stated and, at the same time, it must be confirmed that if further information was provided that it has been taken into account.
An applicant who was not provided with a copy of the material comprising the application should be advised that same will be made available. Otherwise, the only material to be provided to the applicant is the opinion of the member of staff, if it has changed.