—(1) The requirements under rules 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 shall be formal requirements for the purposes of sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Act.
(2) If, in the course of an examination of an application for registration, it appears to the Registrar that the formal requirements for registration are not met, the Registrar shall give a written notice of this to the applicant.
(3) If, within 3 months from the date of the written notice of the Registrar, the applicant fails to —
make representations in writing;
apply to the Registrar for a hearing; or
apply to correct the non-compliance,
the application shall be treated as withdrawn.
(4) If the applicant wishes to have an extension of time to do any act referred to in paragraph (3)(a), (b) or (c), he shall file with the Registrar a request for extension in Form D16 before the expiry of the period of 3 months or any extended period previously allowed by the Registrar.
(5) If the applicant requests for a hearing to make representations, the Registrar shall give notice to the applicant of a date on which he will hear the applicant’s arguments.
(6) For the purposes of the hearing, the applicant shall file with the Registrar his written submissions and bundle of authorities at least 14 days before the date of the hearing.
(7) The decision of the Registrar, in respect of the representations of the applicant given either during the hearing or in writing, shall be communicated to the applicant in writing or in such other manner as the Registrar thinks fit.
(8) Where the applicant wishes to appeal against the decision of the Registrar —
the applicant shall, within one month from the date of the decision, in writing and upon payment of the prescribed fee, request the Registrar to state the Registrar’s grounds of decision; and
the Registrar shall, within 2 months from the date of the request, send the grounds of decision to the applicant.
(9) The date on which the Registrar’s grounds of decision are sent to the applicant shall be deemed to be the date of the Registrar’s decision for the purpose of an appeal.