(cf SCR Part 51A, rule 3)
(1) A summons commencing an appeal must be filed--(a) within 28 days after the material date, or(b) if the appeal relates to the decision of a judicial officer, within such further time as the judicial officer may allow so long as the application for such further time is filed within 28 days after the material date, or(c) within such further time as the higher court may allow.
(2) An application for an extension of time under subrule (1)(c) must be included in the summons commencing the appeal.
Note : The provisions of this Part, like the other provisions of these rules, are subject to any Act that makes provision to the contrary. For example, section 24 of the Companion Animals Act 1998 provides that an appeal to the District Court against an order disqualifying a person from owning a dog may only be made within 28 days after the date on which the order is made.