(1) This section applies if, at the time set for the hearing of an application, a party to the application fails to appear either personally or by a representative.
(2) The tribunal may—
(a) order that the application be set down for hearing at another time; or
(b) order that stated other steps be taken before the hearing proceeds as the tribunal directs; or
(c) adjourn the proceeding; or
(d) if the party is the applicant—dismiss the application; or
(e) proceed with the hearing in the absence of the party either generally or in relation to any relief claimed in the proceeding.