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EVIDENCE ACT 1995 - SECT 100

Court may dispense with notice requirements

100 Court may dispense with notice requirements

(1) The court may, on the application of a party, direct that the tendency rule is not to apply to particular tendency evidence despite the party's failure to give notice under section 97.
(2) The court may, on the application of a party, direct that the coincidence rule is not to apply to particular coincidence evidence despite the party's failure to give notice under section 98.
(3) The application may be made either before or after the time by which the party would, apart from this section, be required to give, or to have given, the notice.
(4) In a civil proceeding, the party's application may be made without notice of it having been given to one or more of the other parties.
(5) The direction:
(a) is subject to such conditions (if any) as the court thinks fit, and
(b) may be given either at or before the hearing.
(6) Without limiting the court's power to impose conditions under this section, those conditions may include one or more of the following:
(a) a condition that the party give notice of its intention to adduce the evidence to a specified party, or to each other party other than a specified party,
(b) a condition that the party give such notice only in respect of specified tendency evidence, or all tendency evidence that the party intends to adduce other than specified tendency evidence,
(c) a condition that the party give such notice only in respect of specified coincidence evidence, or all coincidence evidence that the party intends to adduce other than specified coincidence evidence.



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