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2.—(1) A reference in these Rules—
(a)to a rule by number alone means the rule so numbered in these Rules; and
(b)to a section or Schedule by number alone means the section or Schedule so numbered in the Gambling Act 2005.
(2) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires—
“the 2005 Act” means the Gambling Act 2005;
“appeal” means an appeal to the Tribunal under section 141 or 337(1);
“appeal notice” means a notice filed under rule 4;
“appellant” means a person who brings an appeal before the Tribunal;
“applicant” means a person who applies for permission to appeal from a final determination of the Tribunal;
“chairman” means the person from time to time acting as chairman of the Tribunal in respect of an appeal;
“Commission” means the Gambling Commission established under section 20;
“determination” means the Commission’s decision or action, which is the subject of an appeal, or, where appropriate, the written notification of such decision;
“direction” includes any direction, summons or order given or made by the Tribunal;
“document” includes information recorded in any form and, in relation to information recorded otherwise than in legible form, references to its production include references to producing a copy of the information—
in legible form; or
in a form from which it can readily be produced in a legible form;
“fee” means fee prescribed by regulations made under section 147;
“file” means send to the Tribunal;
“final determination” means the determination of the Tribunal in relation to the appeal before it;
“legal representative” means an authorised advocate or authorised litigator, as defined by section 119(1) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990(1) or any person who according to the law of Scotland, has rights to conduct litigation on behalf of members of the public or rights of audience;
“party” means the appellant or the Commission and “other party” shall be construed accordingly;
“President” means the President of the Tribunal appointed under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8;
“the register” means the register maintained in accordance with rule 33;
“reply” means a reply filed by the appellant under rule 6;
“representations” means written representations or (with the consent of the Tribunal, or at its request) oral representations;
“response document” means—
in relation to the Commission, its statement of case; and
in relation to the appellant, his reply;
“statement of case” means a statement filed by the Commission under rule 5;
“supplementary statement” means a statement that is supplementary to a response document and filed in accordance with a direction given under rule 11(f);
“the Tribunal” means the Gambling Appeals Tribunal established under section 140.
(3) Unless the context requires otherwise, anything permitted or required by these Rules to be done by a party may be done by any representative of that party.
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