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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 24.13

Form of subpoena

             (1)  A subpoena must be in accordance with:

                     (a)  for a subpoena to give evidence--Form 43A; or

                     (b)  for a subpoena to produce documents--Form 43B;

                     (c)  for a subpoena to give evidence and produce documents--Form 43C.

             (2)  A subpoena must not be addressed to more than one person.

             (3)  A subpoena must identify the addressee by name or by description of office or position.

             (4)  A subpoena to produce must:

                     (a)  identify the document or thing to be produced; and

                     (b)  specify the date, time and place for production.

             (5)  A subpoena to attend to give evidence must specify the date, time and place for attendance.

             (6)  The date specified in a subpoena must be the date of trial or any other date as permitted by the Court.

             (7)  The place specified for production may be the Court or the address of any person authorised to take evidence in the proceeding as permitted by the Court.

             (8)  The last date for service of a subpoena:

                     (a)  is:

                              (i)  the date 5 days before the earliest date the addressee is required to comply with the subpoena; or

                             (ii)  an earlier or later date fixed by the Court; and

                     (b)  must be specified in the subpoena.

             (9)  If the addressee is a corporation, the corporation must comply with the subpoena by its appropriate or proper officer.



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