The Bar Association yesterday urged a review of guidelines on appeals being heard in Chinese after two barristers were criticised by the Court of Appeal for wasting public funds. In a statement, the association said there was an urgent need for a review because the current guidelines were not specific. 'There is no requirement or procedure whereby parties to an appeal can be assured that the appeal would be heard by bilingual judges,' it said. It said the identity of the Court of Appeal judges was not known until a few days before the hearing, but the written argument had to be lodged almost two weeks before. It has been reported that two barristers were criticised by the Court of Appeal on March 17 in a family dispute appeal for preparing the case in English even though it was scheduled to be heard by bilingual judges. 'This unfortunate incident highlights the current confusion arising from a lack of directions or procedural guidelines as to how appeals could be heard in Chinese,' it said.