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Ord. No. 79/75
(b) any reasonable sum paid to a witness for expenses necessarily incurred and any loss of salary or wages suffered by him,

in attending the hearing.

(2) In making an award of costs under this section, the tribunal shall include a direction as to the amount to be paid by each party who is liable to pay costs.

(3) An award of costs shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other award of the tribunal.

Frivolous or vexatious claims. 25. The tribunal may at any time dismiss a claim which it considers to be frivolous or vexatious on such terms as to payment of costs as it may think fit.

Adjournments. 26. The tribunal may at any time, either of its own motion or on the application of any party, adjourn the hearing of proceedings on a claim on such terms as it thinks fit.


Review of decision concerning transfer. 27. (1) Where the tribunal has under section 7 transferred a claim to the District Court or the Supreme Court, the Full Court may, within 14 days from the date on which the tribunal transferred the claim, review the tribunal’s decision and on such review it may—

(a) confirm the decision of the tribunal or remit the claim to the tribunal; and
(b) make such order as to costs and expenses as it thinks fit.

(2) The power conferred by subsection (1) may be exercised, on the application of a party, within 7 days of the date on which the tribunal transferred the claim, on notice in the prescribed form to all other parties.

Leave to appeal on point of law. 28. (1) Any party who is aggrieved by a decision of the tribunal—

(a) on any ground involving a question of law alone; or
(b) on the ground that the claim was outside the jurisdiction of the tribunal,

may, within 7 days after the date on which the award or order of the tribunal was reduced to writing apply to the Full Court for leave to appeal and the Full Court may grant such leave if it thinks fit.

(2) An application for leave to appeal under this section shall be—

(a) in the prescribed form, specifying the ground of the appeal and the reasons in support of such ground; and
(b) lodged with the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

(3) A refusal by the Full Court to grant leave to appeal shall be final.

(4) Nothing in this section shall affect any right of appeal under section 37A of the (Cap. 4.)Supreme Court Ordinance.

Powers of Full Court on appeal. 29. (1) On an appeal under section 28, the Full Court may—

(a) allow the appeal;
(b) dismiss the appeal; or