—(1) The prosecution and the accused shall attend a criminal case disclosure conference as directed by a court in accordance with this Division for the purpose of settling the following matters:
the filing of the Case for the Prosecution and the Case for the Defence;
any issues of fact or law which are to be tried by the trial judge at the trial proper;
the list of witnesses to be called by the parties to the trial;
the statements, documents or exhibits which are intended by the parties to the case to be admitted at the trial; and
the trial date.
(2) The Magistrate or District Judge who presides over a criminal case disclosure conference must not make any order in relation to any matter referred to in subsection (1) in the absence of any party if the order is prejudicial to that party.
(3) Where an accused claims trial, the Magistrate or District Judge who had presided over the criminal case disclosure conference in relation to the accused’s case must not conduct the trial.
(4) Where an accused informs the court during any criminal case disclosure conference conducted under this Division that he intends to plead guilty to the charge, the court must fix a date for his plea to be taken in accordance with Division 3 of Part XI.