This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules amend the High Court Rules introduced by the Judicature (High Court Rules) Amendment Act 2008.
They come into force on 1 December 2009.
Rule 4 makes provision for a long vacation and the Easter vacation, which had not been included in the new High Court Rules.
Rules 5 and 10 correct minor errors in the new High Court Rules.
Rules 6 and 9 amend rule 9.52 and Form G 25 to clarify the Registrar's duty when a request to issue a subpoena is received, and to make it unnecessary to obtain the leave of a High Court Judge.
Rule 7 reintroduces a detailed procedure for hearings by video link that was first introduced into the previous High Court Rules by rule 5 of the High Court Amendment Rules (No 3) 2006 (SR 2006/211).
Rule 8 authorises the service of certain originating applications at the address for service given in the legal documents to which they are responding.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 October 2009.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.