11 Court offices

(1)

The Governor-General may, by notice in the Gazette, declare that an office of the High Court is established at a place and on and after a date stated in the notice.

(2)

The Governor-General may, by notice in the Gazette, abolish an office of the High Court.

(3)

The following provisions apply on the abolition of an office of the High Court (the abolished office):

(a)

the Minister may direct that the documents and records in the abolished office must be transferred to another office of the court (the substituted office):

(b)

when delivered to the Registrar of the substituted office, the documents and records become subject to the custody of that Registrar:

(c)

the Registrar of the substituted office may do anything that could under an enactment or a rule have been done by the Registrar of the abolished office:

(d)

a step in a proceeding that could under an enactment or a rule have been taken in the abolished office may be taken in the substituted office:

(e)

an act or a thing required or authorised by an enactment or a rule to be done by a person at the abolished office in relation to a proceeding or transaction or document may be done by a person at the substituted office:

(f)

an address for service given by a party in relation to a proceeding in the abolished office continues to be the address for service of the party, but if the address does not comply with any enactment or rule the party must give a new address for service on first filing a document in the proceeding in the substituted office:

(g)

a High Court Judge may—

(i)

decide a question as to the application of this section or the procedure to be followed; and

(ii)

make any order the Judge thinks fit.

Compare: 1908 No 89 s 23A