(1) At the first court date, the Court or a Registrar is to give orders or directions for the conduct of the proceeding.
(2) Without limiting subrule (1), the Court or a Registrar may hear and determine all or part of the proceedings.
(3) The Court or a Registrar may make orders or directions in relation to the following:
(a) the manner and sufficiency of service;
(b) the amendment of documents;
(c) defining of issues;
(d) the filing of affidavits;
(f) the joinder of parties;
(g) dispute resolution;
(ga) family counselling;
(h) the admissibility of affidavits;
(i) discovery and inspection of documents;
(k) inspections of real or personal property;
(l) admissions of fact or of documents;
(m) the giving of particulars;
(n) the giving of evidence at hearing (including the use of statements of evidence and the taking of evidence by video link or telephone or other means);
(o) expert evidence and court experts;
(p) transfer of proceedings;
(r) hearing date;
(s) any other matter that the Court or Registrar considers appropriate.