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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 16.56

Consequential amendment of reply

             (1)  The applicant may amend the reply if:

                     (a)  a respondent amends the defence; and

                     (b)  the applicant has filed a reply before being served with a copy of the amended defence.

             (2)  The amended reply must identify the defence to which it relates.

             (3)  The right to amend the reply under subrule (1) is in addition to the right to amend a pleading under rule 16.51.

             (4)  The applicant must file an amended reply within 14 days after the applicant is served with a copy of the amended defence.

Note:          For when an amended reply must be filed, see rule 16.58.



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