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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 2011) - RULE 18.02

How application to be made

         (1)   An application for relief by way of interpleader must be made:

                (a)    if a proceeding has been started against the stakeholder in relation to the property in dispute -- by filing an interlocutory application in the proceeding; or

               (b)    if paragraph (a) does not apply -- by filing an originating application, joining each claimant as a respondent.

         (2)   If an application is made under paragraph (1) (a), the interlocutory application must be served:

                (a)    on each party to the proceeding who claims any interest in the property in dispute; and

               (b)    personally on each claimant who is not a party to the proceeding.

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