Family Courts Amendment Rules (No 2) 2004

2004/468

Family Courts Amendment Rules (No 2) 2004


Note

These rules are administered in the Ministry of Justice.


Pursuant to section 16A of the Family Courts Act 1980, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.

1 Title
  • (1) These rules are the Family Courts Amendment Rules (No 2) 2004.

    (2) In these rules, the Family Courts Rules 20021 are called the principal rules.

2 Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 24 December 2004.

3 Change of Judge after judicial conference
  • Rule 180(1) of the principal rules and the heading to that rule are amended by omitting the word judicial, and substituting the word settlement.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 24 December 2004, amend rule 180 of the Family Courts Rules 2002.

The amendment ensures that a Judge—

  • must not preside over the hearing of the proceedings if the Judge has presided over a settlement conference; but

  • may preside over the hearing of the proceedings if the Judge has presided over a judicial conference.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 December 2004.


  • 1 SR 2002/261