Judicial Review Procedure Act 2016

14 Orders and directions

(1)

A Judge may make any of the orders and directions specified in subsection (2)—

(a)

at a case management conference held under section 13; or

(b)

at any other time before the hearing of the application.

(2)

The orders and directions referred to in subsection (1) are orders and directions to—

(a)

settle the issues to be determined at the hearing:

(b)

direct that—

(i)

a person be named, or not named, as a respondent; or

(ii)

the name of any party be added or struck out:

(c)

direct which parties are to be served:

(d)

direct a person to file a statement of defence within a specified time:

(e)

require a party to make an admission in respect of a question of fact and, if the party refuses or fails to make an admission of that kind, require that the party bear the costs of proving that question at the hearing (unless the Judge who finally determines the application is satisfied that the party’s refusal was reasonable in all of the circumstances, and accordingly orders otherwise in respect of those costs):

(f)

fix a time by which any affidavits or other documents must be filed:

(g)

require the provision of further or better particulars of—

(i)

any facts; or

(ii)

the grounds for relief; or

(iii)

the relief sought; or

(iv)

the grounds of defence; or

(v)

any other circumstances connected with the application:

(h)

require a party to make discovery, produce documents, or both:

(i)

permit a party to administer interrogatories:

(j)

in the case of an application for review of a decision made in the exercise of a statutory power of decision, determine whether the whole or any part of the record of the proceedings in which the decision was made should be filed, and give any directions as to its filing:

(k)

exercise any powers of direction or appointment vested in the court or a Judge by the High Court Rules in respect of originating applications:

(l)

fix a time and a place for the hearing of the application:

(m)

give any consequential directions that the Judge considers necessary.

Compare: 1972 No 130 s 10(2), (3)