UCPR amendments announced

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has announced the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2023 (the Amendment Regulation) was made this week.

The Amendment Regulation amends:

  • the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 to extend the period for admission application material to be provided to the Court and the Board and for associated processes;
  • the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) Regulation 2019 and the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 to address anomalies relating to the payment of conduct money for subpoenas to give evidence where the witness will give evidence by audio link or audio visual link; and
  • the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 to replace rules 980 and 981 with a new rule dealing with inspection and copying of documents on the court file ahead of electronic filing, provide for preliminary disclosure orders in the District Court and the Magistrates Courts and clarify the operation of rule 660 in relation to making orders.

The amendments to the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004, under Part 2 of the Amendment Regulation, start on 1 May 2024, with the remaining amendments starting on notification of the Amendment Regulation.

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