(1) The Court may, in any proceeding, by subpoena, order the addressee:
(a) to attend to give evidence as directed by the subpoena; or
(b) to produce the subpoena or a copy of it and any document or thing as directed by the subpoena; or
(c) to do both of those things.
(2) An issuing officer must not issue a subpoena:
(a) if the Court has made an order, or there is a rule of the Court, having the effect of requiring that the proposed subpoena:
(i) not be issued; or
(ii) be issued only with the leave of the Court and that leave has not been given; or
(b) requiring the production of a document or thing in the custody of the Court or another court.
Note for paragraph (a) Division 24.1 deals with applications to the Court for leave to issue a subpoena.
(3) The issuing officer must seal with the seal of the Court, or otherwise authenticate, a sufficient number of copies of the subpoena for service and proof of service.
(4) A subpoena is taken to have been issued when it is sealed or otherwise authenticated in accordance with subrule (3).