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UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1999 - REG 56

Directions

56 Directions

(1) The first party to invoke the cross-vesting laws must make an application for directions and serve it on all other parties.
(2) If a plaintiff is required to make the application for directions, the plaintiff must make and serve the application within 7 days after being served with the first notice of intention to defend.
(3) If a defendant is required to make the application for directions, the defendant must make and serve the application within 7 days after service of the process invoking the cross-vesting laws.
(4) If a proceeding is transferred to the court from another court, the party who started the proceeding must, within 14 days after the date of the order transferring the proceeding, make and serve an application for directions.
(5) If the party does not comply with subruleĀ (4) , another party may make and serve the application or the court may call the parties before it on its own initiative.
(6) On the hearing of the application for directions, the court must give a direction or make a decision about the conduct of the proceeding that the court considers appropriate.
(7) The court may, at the trial or hearing of the proceeding, vary an order or decision made on the application for directions.



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