—(1) After the case has been transmitted to the High Court, the accused and the prosecution shall, unless the Registrar of the Supreme Court for good reason directs otherwise, attend a first criminal case disclosure conference, not earlier than 4 weeks from the date of transmission as directed by the Registrar of the Supreme Court 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 be admitted at the trial; and
the trial date.
(2) The Registrar of the Supreme Court 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 informs the Registrar of the Supreme Court during any criminal case disclosure conference conducted under this Division that he intends to plead guilty to the charge, the Registrar must fix a date for his plea to be taken in accordance with Division 3 of Part XI.