(1) A party who is ready for trial may prepare and sign a request for trial date in the approved form.
(2) The party who prepared the request for trial date must serve copies of the request on each other party and, if the party served is ready for trial, that party must sign the request and return it to the party who prepared it.
(3) The party who prepared the request for trial date must file as soon as practicable a copy of the request signed by all parties, other than a party whose signature has been dispensed with by the court.
(4) For this rule, a party is
"ready for trial" if—(a) any order or requirement by notice under chapter 7 , part 2 for the making of disclosure by or to the party or for the inspection of documents by or to the party has been complied with; and(b) any order requiring particulars to be given by or to the party has been complied with; and(c) any interrogatories delivered by or to the party have been answered under chapter 7 , part 2 , division 2 ; and(d) as far as the party is concerned, all necessary steps in the proceeding (including steps to obtain disclosure or inspection of documents, admissions, particulars and answers to interrogatories) are complete; and(e) all the party’s necessary witnesses will be available for the trial; and(f) as far as the party is concerned, the proceeding is in all respects ready for trial; and(g) if in the proceeding there is a claim for damages for personal injury or death— chapter 14 , part 2 has been complied with.