(1) Any party may be represented by any person whom he has authorized for that purpose, not being-
(a) a person liable to be detained, or subject to guardianship (including guardianship under Part IVB of the Ordinance), under the Ordinance or who is a supervised person; or (L.N. 100 of 1998)
(b) a person receiving treatment for mental disorder at the same mental hospital as the patient; or
(c) in the case of a patient liable to be detained at the Correctional Services Department Psychiatric Centre, a person liable to be detained there.
(2) Any representative authorized in accordance with subrule (1) shall notify the tribunal of his authorization and postal address.
(3) As regards the representation of any mentally incapacitated person who does not desire to conduct his own case and does not authorize a representative in accordance with subrule (1) the tribunal may appoint some person to act for him as his authorized representative. (L.N. 100 of 1998)
(4) Without prejudice to rule 11(3), the secretary shall send to an authorized representative copies of all notices and documents which are by these rules required or authorized to be sent to the person whom he represents and such representative may take all such steps and do all such things relating to the proceedings as the person whom he represents is by these rules required or authorized to take or do.
(5) Any document required or authorized by these rules to be sent or given to any person shall, if sent or given to the authorized representative of that person, be deemed to have been sent or given to that person.
(6) Unless the tribunal otherwise directs, a mentally incapacitated person or any other party appearing before the tribunal may be accompanied by such other person or persons as he wishes, in addition to any representative he may have authorized. (L.N. 100 of 1998)