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Rules of court

    (1)     Without limiting any other power to make rules of court, rules of court made by the authority having for the time being power to make rules regulating the practice and procedure of a court may include rules for or with respect to—

        (a)     the overarching purpose and the overarching obligations;

S. 70(1)(b) repealed by No. 1/2011 s. 10(1).

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S. 70(1)(c) substituted by No. 1/2011 s. 10(2).

        (c)     specific protocols for civil proceedings or classes of civil proceeding including, but not limited to, mandatory or voluntary pre‑litigation processes for specified civil proceedings or specified classes of civil proceeding;

        (d)     discovery;

        (e)     disclosure;

S. 70(1)(ea) inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 17.

        (ea)     specifying time periods for exemptions from compliance with the overarching obligations certification requirements under Part 4.1 of Chapter 4;

S. 70(1)(eb) inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 17.

        (eb)     for the purposes of section 41(5), providing for the form of certification by a legal practitioner;

S. 70(1)(ec) inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 17.

        (ec)     exempting from compliance with the proper basis certification requirements under Part 4.1 of Chapter 4 any specified process or document which is administrative in nature;

S. 70(1)(ed) inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 17.

        (ed)     providing for when proper basis certification is required for the purposes of section 42(1)(c);

S. 70(1)(ee) inserted by No. 62/2012 s. 11.

        (ee)     for or with respect to expert evidence, including, but not limited to, expert witnesses, remuneration of expert witnesses and disclosure of retainer arrangements;

        (f)     appropriate dispute resolution and procedure, including referral to appropriate dispute resolution with or without the consent of the parties;

        (g)     any other matter for which provision may be made under this Act by rules of court.

    (2)     Rules of court made under this Act may regulate generally the practice and procedure under this Act.

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