APPLICATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
1. Except as provided by Order 25, Rule 7, every application in Chambers must be made by summons in Form 60.
3. A summons asking only for the extension or abridgment of any period of time may be served on the day before the day specified in the summons for the hearing thereof but, except as aforesaid and unless the Court otherwise orders or any of these Rules otherwise provides, a summons must be served on every other party not less than 2 clear days before the day so specified.
—(1) The hearing of a summons may be adjourned from time to time, either generally or to a particular date, as may be appropriate.
(2) If the hearing is adjourned generally, the party by whom the summons was taken out may restore it to the list on 2 clear days notice to all the other parties on whom the summons was served.
—(1) Where any party to a summons fails to attend on the first or any resumed hearing thereof, the Court may proceed in his absence if, having regard to the nature of the application, it thinks it expedient to do so.
(2) Before proceeding in the absence of any party, the Court may require to be satisfied that the summons or, as the case may be, notice of the time appointed for the resumed hearing was duly served on that party.
(3) Where the Court hearing a summons proceeded in the absence of a party, then, whether or not an order made on the hearing has been perfected, the Court, if satisfied that it is just to do so, may re-hear the summons.
(4) Where an application made by summons has been dismissed without a hearing by reason of the failure of the party who took out the summons to attend the hearing, the Court, if satisfied that it is just to do so, may allow the summons to be restored to the list.
6. The Court may set aside an order made ex parte.
Application for leave to institute certain proceedings (O. 32, r. 8)
8. [Deleted by S 806/2005]
—(1) The Registrar of the Supreme Court shall have power to transact all such business and exercise all such authority and jurisdiction under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Chapter 322) or these Rules as may be transacted and exercised by a Judge in Chambers except such business, authority and jurisdiction as the Chief Justice may from time to time direct to be transacted or exercised by a Judge in person or as may by any of these Rules be expressly directed to be transacted or exercised by a Judge in person.
(2) Rule 1 shall apply in relation to the jurisdiction of the Registrar of the Subordinate Courts but with the following modifications:
the reference to the Registrar of the Supreme Court shall be construed as a reference to the Registrar of the Subordinate Courts;
the reference to directions which the Chief Justice may make shall be construed as a reference to directions which the Senior District Judge may, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice, make.
10. The Registrar may refer to a Judge any matter which he thinks should properly be decided by a Judge, and the Judge may either dispose of the matter or refer it back to the Registrar, as the case may be, with such directions as he thinks fit.
—(1) All summonses, applications or appeals shall be heard in Chambers, subject to any express provision of these Rules, any written law, any directions of the Court or any practice directions for the time being issued by the Registrar.
(2) Any matter heard in Court by virtue of paragraph (1) may be adjourned from Court into Chambers.
13. Any party —
filing an affidavit intended to be used by him in any proceedings in Chambers; or
intending to use in any such proceedings any affidavit filed by him in previous proceedings,
must serve the affidavit on every other party or, as the case may be, give notice of his intention to do so.
14. The Judge may by any judgment or order made in Court in any proceedings direct that such matters (if any) in the proceedings as he may specify shall be disposed of in Chambers.
15. The original of any document which is to be used in evidence in proceedings in Chambers must, if it is available, be brought in, and copies of any such document or of any part thereof shall be supplied for the use of the Court or be given to the other parties to the proceedings.