535. Powers and duties of the judge advocate.

Any power of court may be exercised by the judge advocate1 in any proceedings2 before the Court Martial3 except: (1) the power to try a defendant4 or appellant; and (2) the power to sentence an offender, to vary a sentence or to make an activation order5, otherwise than in proceedings where there are no lay members6. In any proceedings with lay members7 the judge advocate presides over the court8 and rulings and directions on questions of law, procedure or practice are to be given by the judge advocate9. Any such rulings or directions are binding on the court10. Any