A party includes the following:
(a) an applicant in a case;
(b) an appellant in an appeal;
(c) a respondent to an application or appeal;
(d) an intervener in a case.
Note 1: An independent children's lawyer is not a party to a case but must be treated as a party (see rule 8.02).
Note 2: Pre-action procedures must be complied with by all prospective parties under rule 1.05.