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Industrial Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Miscellaneous powers

13.—(1) Subject to the provisions of these Rules, a tribunal may regulate its own procedure.

(2) A tribunal may—

(a)extend the time appointed by these Rules for doing any act notwithstanding that the time appointed may have expired;

(b)before granting an application referred to in rule 6(1) or (3), 7(1) or 14, require the party making the application to give notice thereof to the other party;

(c)postpone the day or time fixed for, or adjourn the hearing and vary any such postponement or adjournment;

(d)if the appellant shall at any time after the entry of the appeal in the Register give notice of the abandonment of his appeal to the Secretary and to the Board, or the Board gives notice that the appeal is not contested to the Secretary and to the appellant, dismiss or allow the appeal, as the case may be;

(e)if the appellant and the Board agree in writing upon the terms of a decision to be made by the tribunal, decide accordingly;

(f)make any necessary amendments to the description of a party in the Register and in other documents relating to the appeal.

(3) A notice under paragraph (2)(b) shall give particulars of the application and indicate the address to which and the time within which any objection to the application shall be made, being an address and time specified by the tribunal for the purposes of the application.

(4) Any act required or authorised by these Rules to be done by a tribunal may be done by the President, Vice-President or a chairman except—

(a)the hearing of an appeal under rule 9; and

(b)an act required or authorised to be so done by rule 10 or 11 which the rule implies is to be done by the tribunal which is hearing or has heard the appeal.

(5) Rule 12 shall apply to an order under paragraph (2)(d) dismissing an appeal.

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