(1) Each party to the proceeding in the court appealed from who may be affected by the relief sought in a notice of appeal, or who might be interested in maintaining the judgment under appeal, must be joined as an appellant or respondent to the appeal.
(2) A person must not be named as an appellant without the person's consent.
(3) If the relief sought in a cross-appeal might affect a person not a party to the appeal, the person must be joined as a respondent to the cross-appeal.
(4) A person who is not a party to an appeal or a cross-appeal, but is a person mentioned in subrule (1) or (3), may apply to the Court to be joined as a party.
Note: The Court may order the addition or removal of any person as a party to the appeal.