(1) A party may request the Registrar to extend a period for filing evidence mentioned in regulation 5.14.
(2) The Registrar may extend the period only if the Registrar is satisfied that:
(a) the party:
(i) has made all reasonable efforts to comply with all relevant filing requirements of this Part; and
(ii) despite acting promptly and diligently at all times to ensure the filing of the evidence within the period, is unable to do so; or
(b) there are exceptional circumstances that justify the extension.
(3) The Registrar:
(a) must decide the length of the extended period having regard to what is reasonable in the circumstances; and
(b) may do so on terms that the Registrar considers appropriate.
(4) In this regulation:
"exceptional circumstances" includes the following:
(a) a circumstance beyond the control of a party that prevents the party from complying with a filing requirement under this Part;
(b) an error or omission by the Registrar or an employee that prevents a party from complying with a filing requirement under this Part;
(c) an order of a court or a direction by the Registrar that the opposition be stayed.