(cf SCR Part 60, rule 1A)
(1) Subject to subrule (2), an associate Judge of the Supreme Court may exercise any of the powers of the Court under the Civil Procedure Act 2005 , or under rules of court, in relation to defamation proceedings.
(2) An associate Judge may not exercise the power conferred by rule 29.15 or 29.16 in relation to any such proceedings.
Note : Section 118 of the Supreme Court Act 1970 sets out the powers exercisable by an associate Judge. Those powers include powers conferred by rules of court. In addition to the power conferred by this rule, see rule 1A of Part 60 of the Supreme Court Rules 1970 , together with Schedule D to those rules, for other powers of the Supreme Court that may be exercised by an associate Judge.