208. Consideration of application to the Court of Appeal

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(1) Every admissible application for permission to appeal, together with any respondent's notice of objection, shall be considered by a panel of three Judges without a hearing.
(2) The panel may —
(a) grant or refuse permission to advance all or any of the grounds of appeal; or
(b) invite the parties to file written submissions within 14 days as to the grant of permission on terms.
(3) Where the panel has invited the parties' submissions as to terms, it shall reconsider the application without a hearing and may refuse permission or grant permission, either unconditionally or on terms, to advance all or any of the grounds of appeal.
(4) Permission to appeal may be given only where the panel considers that the appeal would have a real prospect of success or there is some other compelling reason why the appeal should be heard.
(5) An order giving permission to appeal may limit the issues to be heard and be made subject to conditions.
(6) An order of the Court shall be prepared and sealed by the Registrar to record any decision made under this Rule.