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HIGH COURT RULES 2004

- made under the Judiciary Act 1903, Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and High Court of Australia Act 1979

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

            

CHAPTER 1--General rules
            

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.01.   Title  
   1.02.   Object  
   1.03.   Commencement, repeal and transition  
   1.04.   Causes removed into the Court  
   1.05.   Proceedings remitted by the Court  
   1.06.   Interpretation  
   1.07.   Lodging documents with the Court  
   1.08.   Documents  
   1.09.   Forms  
   1.10.   When a document is filed  

   PART 2--APPLICATION AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES

   2.01.   Application of these Rules  
   2.02.   Dispensing with compliance  
   2.03.   Failure to comply  

   PART 3--AMENDMENT

   3.01.   Amendment  

   PART 4--TIME, RECESSES AND THE REGISTRY

   4.01.   Time  
   4.02.   Enlargement and abridgment of time  
   4.03.   Delays  
   4.04.   Recesses  
   4.05.   Registry  
   4.06.   Use of Seals  
   4.07.   Custody of and access to documents and records  

   PART 5--JUDICIARY ACT 1903--SECTION 78B NOTICE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL MATTER AND SECTION 78A NOTICE OF INTERVENTION

   5.01.   Filing notice of a constitutional matter  
   5.02.   Serving notice of a constitutional matter  
   5.03.   Affidavit of service  
   5.04.   Filing and serving notice of intervention  

   PART 6--GENERAL RULES

   6.01.   Cases not provided for by Rules  
   6.02.   Solicitors  
   6.03.   Publication of written reasons for judgment  
   6.04.   Sittings  
   6.05.   Scandalous matter  
   6.06.   Vexatious proceedings  
   6.07.   Refusal to issue or file a document  

   PART 7--OFFICERS

   7.01.   The Marshal  
   7.02.   Registrars  

   PART 8--JUDGMENT AND ORDERS

   8.01.   Form of judgments and orders  
   8.02.   Effective date  
   8.03.   Preparation  
   8.04.   Consent orders  
   8.05.   Judgment or orders to do an act  
   8.06.   Interest on judgments and costs  
   8.07.   Stay, bail, preservation of property and other interlocutory orders  

   PART 9--SERVICE OF PROCESS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

   9.01.   Manner of service  
   9.02.   Effecting personal service  
   9.03.   Effecting service on particular defendants  
   9.04.   Ordinary service  
   9.04A.  Service by notification from the Court  
   9.05.   Address for service  
   9.06.   Change of address for service  
   9.07.   Service out of Australia  

   PART 10--EXECUTION

   10.01.  Execution by parties and others  
   10.02.  Enforcement  

   PART 11--CONTEMPT OF COURT

   11.01.  Contempt in the face of the Court  
   11.02.  Other cases  
   11.03.  Warrant  
   11.04.  Punishment  
   11.05.  Costs  

   PART 12--MONEYS IN COURT

   12.01.  Interpretation  
   12.02.  Moneys paid into Court  
   12.03.  Moneys in Court  

   PART 13--INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATIONS

   13.01.  Interlocutory applications  
   13.02.  Form and service of interlocutory application  
   13.03.  Determination of application  
   13.04.  Orders other than in open court in relation to applications  
            

CHAPTER 2--Proceedings in the original jurisdiction of the Court
            

   PART 20--COMMENCING PROCEEDINGS

   20.01.  Form of originating document  

   PART 21--PARTIES

   21.01.  Joinder of parties  
   21.02.  Joinder of claims  
   21.03.  Joinder inconvenient  
   21.04.  Misjoinder and non-joinder  
   21.05.  Addition, removal and substitution of party  
   21.06.  Death of a party  
   21.07.  Transmission of interest or liability  
   21.08.  Persons under disability  
   21.09.  Representative proceedings  

   PART 22--SERVICE

   22.01.  Service of originating documents  
   22.02.  Affidavit of service  

   PART 23--APPEARANCE

   23.01.  Appearance before taking a step  
   23.02.  Submitting appearance  
   23.03.  Conditional appearance  
   23.04.  Service of notice of appearance  

   PART 24--EVIDENCE

   24.01.  Evidence by affidavit  
   24.02.  Subpoenas  

   PART 25--MANDAMUS, PROHIBITION, CERTIORARI, HABEAS CORPUS AND QUO WARRANTO

   25.01.  Form of an application for a constitutional or other writ  
   25.02.  Time for filing an application for a writ of mandamus or certiorari  
   25.03.  Time for service  
   25.04.  Parties to an application  
   25.05.  Affidavits in support  
   25.06.  Time for filing appearance  
   25.07.  Response  
   25.08.  Reply  
   25.09.  Determination of application  
   25.10.  Discontinuance of application  
   25.11.  Stay  
   25.12.  Directions by Registrar  
   25.13.  Writ of mandamus  
   25.14.  Writ of prohibition  
   25.15.  Writ of certiorari  
   25.16.  Writ of habeas corpus  
   25.17.  Writ of quo warranto  

   PART 26--APPLICATIONS FOR REMOVAL UNDER SECTION 40 OF THE JUDICIARY ACT 1903

   26.01.  Form of application for removal  
   26.02.  Affidavits in support  
   26.03.  Appearance  
   26.04.  Response  
   26.05.  Reply  
   26.06.  Application book  
   26.07.  Determination of application  
   26.08.  Discontinuance of application  
   26.09.  Deemed abandonment of application by delay  
   26.10.  Directions by Registrar  

   PART 27--WRIT OF SUMMONS

   27.01.  Form of Writ of Summons  
   27.02.  Form of pleadings  
   27.03.  Filing and serving a Statement of Claim  
   27.04.  Contents of a Statement of Claim  
   27.05.  Pleadings after a Statement of Claim  
   27.06.  Application for directions  
   27.07.  Demurrer  
   27.08.  Questions of law  
   27.09.  Summary disposition  
   27.10.  Discontinuance and withdrawal  

   PART 28--SUMMARY DISMISSAL AND OTHER ORDERS

   28.01.  Summary dismissal and other orders  
            

CHAPTER 3--Election petitions
            

   PART 30--COMMENCING PROCEEDINGS

   30.01.  Form of petition  
   30.02.  Publication and advertisement  
   30.03.  Address for service  
   30.04.  Service of petition  

   PART 31--APPEARANCES AND PARTIES

   31.01.  Appearances  
   31.02.  Parties  

   PART 32--SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS

   32.01.  Application for directions  
   32.02.  Counter charges  
   32.03.  Particulars  
   32.04.  Notice of trial  
   32.05.  Withdrawal of petition and substitution of another petitioner  
            

CHAPTER 4--Proceedings in the appellate jurisdiction of the Court
            

   PART 40--INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 4

   40.01.  Interpretation  
   40.02.  Application of Chapter 2  

   PART 41--APPLICATIONS FOR LEAVE OR SPECIAL LEAVE TO APPEAL

   41.01.  Initiation of application for leave or special leave to appeal  
   41.02.  Time for filing application  
   41.03.  Service  
   41.04.  Appearance  
   41.05.  Response  
   41.06.  Reply  
   41.07.  Application book  
   41.08.  Determination of application  
   41.09.  Discontinuance of application  
   41.10.  Deemed abandonment of application by delay  
   41.11.  Directions by Registrar  

   PART 42--APPEALS

   42.01.  Institution of appeals  
   42.02.  Form of notice of appeal  
   42.03.  Time for filing  
   42.05.  Service  
   42.06.  Appearance  
   42.07.  Change of parties to an appeal  
   42.08.  Cross-appeal  
   42.08A. Application for leave to intervene or to be heard as amicus curiae  
   42.09.  Stay of proceedings  
   42.10.  Documents  
   42.13.  Preparation and filing of core appeal books  
   42.14.  Discontinuance of appeal  
   42.15.  Directions by Registrar  
   42.16.  Dismissal for want of prosecution  
   42.17.  Appeal without notice  

   PART 44--WRITTEN AND ORAL SUBMISSIONS

   44.01.  Application and definitions  
   44.02.  Written submissions and further material--appellant  
   44.03.  Written submissions and further material--respondent  
   44.04.  Written submissions--interveners  
   44.05.  Written submissions in reply  
   44.06.  Form of written submissions  
   44.07.  Publication of written submissions and chronology  
   44.08.  Outline of oral submissions  
            

CHAPTER 5--Costs
            

   PART 50--GENERAL

   50.01.  Costs in the discretion of the Court  
   50.02.  Methods of assessment  
   50.03.  Causes removed  
   50.04.  Order for proportion of costs  
   50.05.  Default by practitioners  

   PART 51--COSTS OF INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATIONS

   51.01.  Costs reserved  
   51.02.  Costs of applications in a matter  
   51.03.  Interlocutory costs included in final judgment  

   PART 52--SCALE OF COSTS

   52.01.  Fixed costs  
   52.02.  Costs other than fixed costs  

   PART 53--TAXING OFFICERS

   53.01.  Interpretation  
   53.02.  Taxation by Taxing Officer  
   53.03.  Taxing Officers to assist each other  
   53.04.  Powers of a Taxing Officer  
   53.05.  Attendance of parties  

   PART 54--COMMENCING TAXATION OF COSTS AND CONTENT OF BILL

   54.01.  Commencing taxation  
   54.02.  Content of bill  

   PART 55--TAXATION OF COSTS--GENERAL

   55.01.  General principle  
   55.02.  Special allowances  
   55.03.  No fee prescribed  
   55.04.  Duplication of fees  
   55.05.  Fees not provided for  

   PART 56--TAXATION OF COSTS--PARTICULAR ITEMS

   56.01.  Instructions  
   56.02.  Preparing documents (other than court books)  
   56.03.  Evidence  
   56.04.  Evidence by affidavit  
   56.05.  Copies  
   56.06.  Reading or examining documents  
   56.07.  Agency matters  
   56.08.  Orders  
   56.09.  Counsel  
   56.10.  Experts  
   56.11.  Costs of particular parties  
   56.12.  Disallowance of unnecessary costs  
   56.13.  Costs of application for extension of time  

   PART 57--ASSESSMENT, TAXATION AND REVIEW OF TAXATION

   57.01.  Assessment  
   57.02.  Objections to bill  
   57.03.  Reconsideration of taxation  
   57.04.  Certificate and taxing fee  
   57.05.  Review of taxation  

   PART 58--COSTS OF TAXATION

   58.01.  Costs of preparing and taxing bill  
   58.02.  Costs and the Taxing Officer's estimate  
   58.03.  Reduction by one-sixth  
   58.04.  Amount allowed less than amount offered  

   PART 59--SECURITY FOR COSTS

   59.01.  Security for costs  
   59.02.  Giving security  
   59.03.  Failure to give security  
   59.04.  Variation of order for security  
            

CHAPTER 6---Transitional provisions
            

   PART 61--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE HIGH COURT AMENDMENT (ELECTRONIC FILING AND OTHER MATTERS) RULES 2019

   61.01.  Application of amendments relating to electronic filing  
   61.02.  Forms  
   61.03.  Repeal of this Part  
           SCHEDULE 2 Fees for work done and services performed


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