1.1. These regulations apply to the conduct of all appeals to the Appeal Court as mentioned in section 24(1) of Statute XI.
1.2. In these regulations the Appeal Court is called 'the Court'.
1.3. The Registrar or a person appointed by him or her shall act as Secretary to the Court.
1.4. (1) The Court shall be constituted in accordance with section 23 of Statute XI.
(2) The High Steward shall invite each member of the Appeal Court in rotation to hear and determine an application for permission to appeal and any subsequent appeal sitting alone.
(3) The application and any subsequent appeal shall be heard by the first member of the Court who is able to accept the High Steward's invitation.
1.5. (1) If a member of the Court retires or dies or becomes incapable of acting during his or her term of office, the High Steward shall fill the vacancy arising by appointing another person who qualifies for membership under section 23 of Statute XI.
(2) The person appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term of appointment of the person whom he or she is replacing, and may be reappointed.
1.6. It shall be the duty of the Court to hear and determine all applications and appeals coming before it as expeditiously as is reasonably possible, having regard to the circumstances of each case and the requirements of justice and fairness.
1.7. Where an application or appeal is required under any statute or regulation to be made to the Court within a specified period, the Court may at its discretion on the written application of the proposed applicant or appellant extend that period for such time and on such terms as it considers to be fair and reasonable.
1.8. Any written application under regulation 1.7 above must be sent to the Secretary, give the reason for the application, and explain the delay.
1.9. On receipt of the application the Secretary shall forthwith send a copy of it to all other parties to the proceedings, and the Court shall not make a decision on it until those parties have been given a reasonable opportunity to reply to it and any reply has been considered.
1.10. Notices of appeal served under Part H of Statute XII or section 5 of Statute XVII, shall be sent by the Registrar forthwith to the member of court appointed by the High Steward under regulation 1.4 above and (if he or she is not the Registrar) its Secretary, with a request to the Court to consider whether it wishes the High Steward to appoint assessors under section 25 of Statute XI.
1.11. If the Court decides to act through one of its members sitting alone that member shall have all the powers to act which are vested in the Court by the statutes and these regulations, and references in these regulations to the Court shall include where the context admits references to that member.
1.12. If during the course of proceedings before both members of the Court one member retires, dies, or becomes incapable of acting or for any reason has to cease to act, the proceedings shall continue before the remaining member of the Court as if he or she had been appointed to sit alone, and regulation 1.11 above shall apply to that member.
1.13. If the Court wishes assessors to be appointed, its Secretary shall forthwith convey that request to the High Steward.
1.14. If the Court at any time states that it does not wish assessors to be appointed, it may nevertheless at any later stage in the proceedings request the High Steward to make an appointment.
1.15. The Court may at any time discharge assessors appointed by the High Steward and at its discretion request different assessors to be appointed.