District Court Rules 2014

Subpart 7—International co-operation

1.26 Communication with foreign court

(1)

This rule applies if, and to the extent that, the court is required, or wishes, to seek the co-operation of a court in another country when dealing with an application under these rules.

(2)

The court is entitled to communicate with the foreign court if—

(a)

the parties consent; and

(b)

the communication is not prohibited by the law of the other country.

(3)

When the court acts under subclause (2), it must give the parties to the proceeding an opportunity to be heard on the form of the communication.

(4)

The communication and any reply must be treated as part of the record of the proceeding or interlocutory application.

Compare: HCR 1.22