(1) This section applies if, before a hearing—
(a) a party to the proceeding applies to the tribunal for an order under this section; and
(b) the tribunal is satisfied that, if an order under this section were not made before the beginning of the hearing, the party applying for the order would be disadvantaged or suffer harm.
(2) The tribunal may make any order (an interim order ) it considers appropriate to protect the position of the party that applied for the order.
(3) An interim order remains in force until the earliest of the following happens:
(a) the end of 2 weeks after the day it is made;
(b) the tribunal orders otherwise;
(c) the tribunal makes an order at the conclusion of the hearing to which the interim order relates.
(4) The tribunal may, on application by a party while an interim order is in force—
(a) vary the order; or
(b) revoke the order; or
(c) extend the order for a further 2 weeks.
(5) If the person against whom an interim order is made is not present when the order is made, the registrar must arrange for a copy of the order to be served on the person as soon as practicable after the order is made.