This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Family Courts Rules 2002 (the principal rules) to make consequential changes as a result of the regime introduced by the Criminal Procedure Act 2011.
Rules 4, 5, and 7(2) will ensure that cross-references to sections of the Bail Act 2000 are correctly updated.
Rule 6 amends rule 402(3) of the principal rules, which provides for certain witnesses to be paid expenses. The amendment replaces a reference to regulations made under the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 (which is an indirect reference to the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974) with a direct reference to those regulations.
Rule 7(1) replaces a reference to section 46 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 (which sets out the procedure for dealing with a defendant on adjournment) with a reference to section 168 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (which is the equivalent section dealing with that subject).
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.