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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 2011) - RULE 7.43

Requirements for grant of search order

                The Court may make a search order if the Court is satisfied that:

                (a)    an applicant seeking the order has a strong prima facie case on an accrued cause of action; and

               (b)    the potential or actual loss or damage to the applicant will be serious if the search order is not made; and

                (c)    there is sufficient evidence in relation to a respondent that:

                          (i)    the respondent possesses important evidentiary material; and

                         (ii)    there is a real possibility that the respondent might destroy such material or cause it to be unavailable for use in evidence in a proceeding or anticipated proceeding before the Court.

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