—(1) A summons to a witness under section 176(2) of the Act shall be substantially in accordance with Form 24 and shall be sealed with the seal of the Tribunals.
53. A Tribunal or the president or deputy president presiding over it may, whether before or after the expiration of the time prescribed or allowed by or under these Regulations for the filing of a document with the Secretary, the serving of a document on a person or the doing of any other act, extend that time for such period or periods, and subject to such conditions, as the Tribunal or the presiding president or deputy president thinks fit.
54. The fees specified in the First Schedule shall be payable in respect of the matters in relation to which they are so specified.
—(1) Any person who —
attends to give evidence in a proceeding;
attends to give evidence and produce documents or articles in a proceeding; or
attends to produce documents or articles in a proceeding,
in accordance with a summons, or at the request of a party to the proceeding or of a Tribunal, shall be entitled, whether or not he is called to give evidence or to produce documents or articles, to payment of fees and expenses in accordance with the scale of witnesses’ fees and expenses set out in the Second Schedule, less any amount previously paid to him for his expenses of attendance.
(2) Payment of fees and expenses to a witness shall be made by the person on whose behalf the witness is summoned or at whose request the witness attends or, if the witness is summoned or requested to attend on behalf of a Tribunal, by the Government.
—(1) Subject to the Act, a Tribunal may, in relation to any proceeding, in special circumstances, and either absolutely or subject to conditions, exempt a person from compliance with any procedural requirements of these Regulations.
(2) Subject to the Act, non-compliance with any of these Regulations shall not render void a proceeding or an order of a Tribunal, but the proceeding or order may be set aside either wholly or in part as irregular, or amended, or otherwise dealt with, by the Tribunal in such manner and upon such terms as the Tribunal considers fit.