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14.9.1 Notice of Appeal and Reply

(1) The following procedures apply:—
(a) The Appellant must give a Notice of Appeal (setting out the full grounds of appeal) to the Respondent and the Secretary of the Appeals Committee within 14 days of receipt of the Disciplinary Committee's written decision under Rule 14.6.7(3).
(b) The Respondent may Respond. It must be given to the Appellant and the Secretary within 14 days of receipt of the Notice of Appeal.
(c) The Appellant may Reply to the Response. It must be given to the Respondent and the Secretary within 14 days of receipt of the Response.
(2) Time to comply with the deadlines may be extended by the Chairman of the Appeals Committee or his nominee. A written request for extension must be submitted within the deadline and must set out the grounds. The decision of the Chairman or his nominee is final and binding.
(3) The Appeals Committee may hear an appeal and exercise all its powers even if the Respondent does not file a Response or either party is not present at the hearing or any adjourned hearing.