(1) Unless the court otherwise orders, chapter 11, part 5, as inserted by the Uniform Civil Procedure Amendment Rule (No. 1) 2004 , section 7 , applies to an existing proceeding, other than in relation to an expert appointed before the commencement of this rule.
(2) If a difficulty arises in the application of subrule (1) to a particular proceeding, the court may, on application by a party or on its own initiative, make an order it considers appropriate to resolve the difficulty.
(3) In this rule—
"existing proceeding" means a proceeding started in the court, but not completed, before the commencement of this rule.