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UNIFORM CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1999 - REG 68
Inconvenient inclusion of cause of action or party
68 Inconvenient inclusion of cause of action or party
(1) This rule applies to a proceeding, despite division 2 , if including a
cause of action or party may delay the trial of the proceeding, prejudice
another party or is otherwise inconvenient.
(2) The court may, at any time—
(a) order separate trials; or
(b) award costs to a party for attending, or
relieve a party from attending, a part of a trial in which the party has no
(c) stay the proceeding against a defendant or respondent until
the trial between the other parties is decided, on condition that the
defendant or respondent against whom the proceeding is stayed is bound by the
findings of fact in the trial against the other defendant; or
another order appropriate in the circumstances.
(3) In this rule—
"trial" includes hearing.
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