(1) If on the day and time fixed for the hearing of an appeal the appellant fails to attend the hearing either in person or by a barrister or solicitor, the Appeal Board may-
(a) if satisfied that the appellant's failure to attend was due to sickness or other reasonable cause, postpone or adjourn the hearing for such period as it thinks fit;
(b) proceed to hear the appeal; or
(c) dismiss the appeal.
(2) If an appeal is dismissed by the Appeal Board under subsection (1)(c) the appellant may, within 30 days after the making of the order for dismissal, by notice in writing to the Chairman with a copy to the Authority, apply to the Appeal Board to review its order and the Appeal Board may, if satisfied that the appellant's failure to attend the hearing was due to sickness or other reasonable cause, set aside the order for dismissal.
(3) If the Appeal Board sets aside an order for dismissal under subsection (2), the Chairman shall fix the date, time and place for a fresh hearing of the appeal so as to enable the hearing to commence as soon as is reasonably practicable and shall, not less than 14 days before the date fixed, serve on the appellant and on the Authority notice of the date, time and place in Form 2 in the Schedule.