1. The Court shall deal with the actions before it in the order in which they become ready for hearing in accordance with Rule 108 
2. The presiding judge of a panel may, after hearing the parties [Rule 264] 
(a) direct that a particular action be given priority and that time limits provided for in these Rules be shortened;
(b) defer an action to be dealt with later, in particular with a view to facilitating an amicable settlement of the dispute.
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The judge-rapporteur shall summon the parties to the oral hearing which shall take place before the panel on the date(s) set under Rules 28 and/or 41(c) and 104(h). If no date(s) have been set the judge-rapporteur shall set a date for the oral hearing. At least two months’ notice shall be given, unless the parties agree to a shorter time period.
Where these Rules provide that a party shall or may be given an opportunity to be heard before the Court makes an order or takes some action, the Court shall or may (as the case may be) request the parties to provide written submissions within a specified period and/or shall or may invite the parties to an oral hearing on a fixed date by the Court. The Court may also order that a hearing takes place by telephone or video conference. Rules 105 and 106 shall apply mutatis mutandis.