Order XVI - Hearing of Appeals : Supreme Court Rules 2013
What is the process of Hearing of Appeals? Order XVI of Supreme Court Rules 2013
Order XVI of Supreme Court Rules 2013 : "Hearing of Appeals"
1. At the hearing of an appeal not more than one advocate
shall be heard on behalf of the appellant/appellants and not
more than one Advocate on behalf of each respondent/each set of
respondents, unless directed otherwise by the Court.
2. No party shall, without the leave of the Court, rely at
the hearing on any ground not specified in the statement of the
case filed by him.
3. Where the Court, after hearing an appeal, decides to
reserve its Judgment thereon, the date of pronouncement shall be
notified by the Registrar in the daily cause list.
4. (1) An appellant whose appeal has been dismissed for
default of appearance may, within thirty days of the order,
present a petition praying that the appeal may be restored and
the Court may, after giving notice of such application to the
respondent who has entered appearance in the appeal, restore the
appeal if good and sufficient cause is shown, putting the
appellant on terms as to costs or otherwise as it thinks fit, or
pass such other order as the circumstances of the case and the
ends of justice may require.
(2) Where an appeal is heard ex-parte and Judgment is
pronounced against the respondent, he may apply to the
Court to rc-hear the appeal, and if he satisfies the
Court that the appeal was set down ex-parte against him
without notice to him or that he was prevented by
sufficient cause from appearing when the appeal was
called on for hearing the Court may re-hear the appeal
on such terms as to costs or otherwise as it thinks fit
to impose upon him.