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209C. Hearing of the appeal

(1) Every contested appeal before the Court of Appeal shall be heard in open Court except:
(a) where it is necessary in the interests of justice or in the public interest for the Court to sit in private or to conduct the hearing by video link; or
(b) where the Court considers that the appeal can be fairly determined on the papers without an oral hearing and, in all the circumstances of the case, it would be appropriate to do so.
(2) Hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant practice direction
(3) The Court may give directions to limit any oral submissions to a specified duration.
Amended on July 9, 2020