High Court Rules 2016

7.46 Determination of application without notice

(1)

The Registrar must refer an application without notice to a Judge for direction or decision.

(2)

The Judge, on receiving an application without notice, must determine whether the application can properly be dealt with without notice.

(3)

The Judge may determine that an application can properly be dealt with without notice only if the Judge is satisfied that—

(a)

requiring the applicant to proceed on notice would cause undue delay or prejudice to the applicant; or

(b)

the application affects only the applicant; or

(c)

the application relates to a routine matter; or

(d)

an enactment expressly permits the application to be made without serving notice of the application; or

(e)

the interests of justice require the application to be determined without serving notice of the application.

(4)

If the Judge determines that the application can properly be dealt with without notice, the Judge may—

(a)

make the order sought in the application; or

(b)

make any other order that the Judge thinks just in the circumstances; or

(c)

dismiss the application.

(5)

If the Judge determines that the application cannot properly be dealt with without notice, the Judge may—

(a)

give directions as to service and adjourn the determination of the application until the application has been served on persons who are affected by the application; or

(b)

if the Judge considers that the application has no chance of success, dismiss the application.

Compare: 1908 No 89 Schedule 2 rr 242(2), 256