This practice guideline is subject to the Inquiries Act 2005 and the Inquiries (Scotland) Rules 2007.
It is intended to provide general information and guidance on procedures at Inquiry hearings.
For information on procedures before a hearing see the separate practice guideline on pre-hearing procedures. There is a link to this guideline at the foot of this page.
For information on the practical arrangements for hearings see the factsheet on hearings.