Senior Courts Bill

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145 Rules of practice and procedure generally

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make rules of practice and procedure for each of the senior courts relating to the purpose stated in section 143.

(2)

Rules may be made only with the concurrence of the Chief Justice and 2 or more members of the Rules Committee of whom at least 1 is a Judge of the High Court.

(3)

The power to make rules includes the power to—

(a)

alter, amend, add to, or revoke existing High Court Rules, other rules of the High Court, rules of the Court of Appeal, or rules of the Supreme Court; and

(b)

revoke existing High Court Rules, other rules of the High Court, rules of the Court of Appeal, or rules of the Supreme Court and replace them with new rules; and

(c)

fix scales of costs.

Compare: 1908 No 89 s 51C