(1) The Supreme Court may determine an application for leave to appeal under this Part on the basis of written submissions, without the appearance of the person who made the application or any person given notice in accordance with section 81 or 82.
(2) Despite subsection (1), the Supreme Court may determine an application referred to in that subsection by conducting an oral hearing, if the Supreme Court considers—
(a) there are exceptional circumstances; and
(b) it is appropriate to do so, having regard to the interests of justice.
(3) An oral hearing may be held under subsection (2) regardless of—
(a) whether written submissions have been made to the Supreme Court; and
(b) if submissions have been made,
whether those submissions establish the matters required for the determination
or dismissal of the application.
Part 11—Miscellaneous provisions