32.—(1) Where anything is required by these Rules to be done not more than a specified number of days or weeks after a specified act or event, the day on which the act or event occurred shall not be counted.
(2) The registrar or chancellor, on an application made by the person concerned, or the court of its own motion, may extend the time within which anything is required to be done by these Rules, and the application may be made although the time has expired.
(3) The registrar or chancellor may exercise the power under paragraph (2) on an application made without notice to any other party, or may give directions for the giving of notice of the application and for a hearing.
(4) Any such application may be granted on such terms as the registrar or chancellor thinks just.
(5) The registrar or chancellor may give leave to any party to amend any pleading at any stage in the proceedings on such terms as are just and in the case of an amended petition such further public notice may be directed as the registrar or chancellor considers necessary having regard to the circumstances of the case.