This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
New rule 26A fills a gap. There is presently no rule governing the abandonment of an application for leave to appeal in a civil case.
Often, an application for leave to appeal is filed along with an application for waiver of the fee. New rule 26B provides that if the Registrar or a Judge declines to waive the fee, and the applicant subsequently takes no action, the application must be treated as abandoned after a further 20 working days have elapsed.
These rules come into force on 1 January 2011.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 November 2010.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.