(1) If a party is absent when an appeal is called on for hearing, the opposing party may apply to the Court for an order that:
(a) if the absent party is the applicant to the appeal:
(i) the appeal be dismissed; or
(ii) the hearing be adjourned; or
(b) if the absent party is the respondent to the appeal:
(i) the hearing proceed generally or in relation to a particular claim for relief in the appeal; or
(ii) the hearing be adjourned.
(2) If an appeal is dismissed because the applicant to the appeal was absent, the applicant may apply to the Court for an order:
(a) to set aside the dismissal; and
(b) for the further conduct of the appeal.
Note: The Court can make an order on its own initiative--see rule 1.40.