Applications and practice
—(1) Subject to the other provisions of these Rules, for the purposes of service, an originating summons is valid in the first instance —
for 12 months beginning with the date of its issue, where leave to serve the originating summons out of the jurisdiction is required; and
in any other case, for 6 months beginning with the date of its issue.
(2) Subject to paragraph (3), where an originating summons has not been served on the party against whom the application is made, the court may by order extend the validity of the originating summons from time to time for such period, not exceeding 6 months at any one time, beginning with the day next following that on which it would otherwise expire, as may be specified in the order, if any application for extension is made to the court before that day.
(3) Where the court is satisfied on an application under paragraph (2) that, despite the making of reasonable efforts, it may not be possible to serve an originating summons within 6 months, the court may, if it thinks fit, extend the validity of the originating summons for such period, not exceeding 12 months at any one time, as the court may specify.
(4) Before an originating summons, the validity of which has been extended under this rule, is served, it must be marked with an official stamp in Form 1A showing the period from which the validity of the originating summons has been so extended.
(5) A note of the renewal must be entered in the cause book.
—(1) Where any party other than the applicant is affected by an application, no order shall be made except with the consent of that party, or upon proof that the application and a copy of the affidavit in support thereof have been duly served upon him.
(2) Where the court is satisfied that serious mischief may result from delay caused by proceeding in the ordinary way, the court may make an order ex parte upon such terms as to costs and otherwise, and subject to such undertaking, if any, as the court thinks just.
(3) Any party affected by an order made ex parte may apply to set it aside.
13. Unless the court gives leave to the contrary, an application shall be served on every party affected thereby not less than 7 days before the date of the hearing of the application.
14. If, on the hearing of an application, the court is of opinion that any person to whom notice has not been given ought to have notice, the court may either dismiss the application, or adjourn the hearing upon such terms as it thinks fit, in order that notice may be given.
15. The hearing of an application may be adjourned upon such terms, if any, as the court thinks fit.
—(1) Where personal service of any application or order of the court is required, it shall be effected by delivering to each party to be served a copy of the application or, as the case may be, a sealed copy of the order.
(2) The person effecting personal service shall file in the court within 3 days of service, or such further time as may be allowed by the Registrar, a copy of the document and an affidavit of service.