(1) A party may apply to the Court for an order under section 54A of the Act referring any of the following matters to one or more referees for inquiry and report:
(a) a proceeding in the Court;
(b) one or more questions or issues arising in a proceeding, whether of fact or law or both, and whether raised by pleadings, agreement of parties or otherwise.
(2) A referee to whom a matter has been referred under section 54A of the Act must give, in a report, the referee's opinion on the matter.
(3) If the Court sets a time for a referee to give an opinion, the referee must provide the opinion within the set time.
Note: The Court may make directions about the remuneration of the referee.