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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 36.32

Applications to intervene

             (1)  A person who was not a party to the proceeding in the court appealed from may apply to the Court for leave to intervene in an appeal.

             (2)  The person must satisfy the Court:

                     (a)  that the intervener's contribution will be useful and different from the contribution of the parties to the appeal; and

                     (b)  that the intervention would not unreasonably interfere with the ability of the parties to conduct the appeal as they wish; and

                     (c)  of any other matter that the Court considers relevant.

Note 1:       The role of the intervener is solely to assist the Court in resolving the issues raised by the parties.

Note 2:       The Court may give leave to the intervener to intervene on conditions, and with the rights, privileges and liabilities (including liabilities for costs), determined by the Court.

Note 3:       When giving leave, the Court may specify the form of assistance to be given by the intervener and the manner of participation of the intervener and, in particular:

(a)              the matters that the intervener may raise; and

(b)              whether the intervener's submissions are to be oral, in writing, or both.

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