IS THE CONCEPT OF TRIAL THE SAME AS HEARING?
> According to jurisprudence, they are not the same concepts
> The words hearing and trial have different meaning and connotations
> Trial may refer to the reception of evidence and other processes. It embraces the period for the introduction of evidence by both parties
> Hearing, as known in law, is not confined to trial but embraces the several stages of litigation, including the pre-trial stage. A hearing doesn’t necessarily mean presentation of evidence. It doesn’t necessarily imply the presentation of oral or documentary evidence in open court but that the parties are afforded an opportunity to be heard.