Evidence Act 1995 No 25
193 Additional powers
(1) The powers of a court in relation to:
(a) the discovery or inspection of documents, and
(b) ordering disclosure and exchange of evidence, intended evidence,
documents and reports,
extend to enabling the court to make such orders as the court thinks fit
(including orders about methods of inspection, adjournments and costs) to
ensure that the parties to a proceeding can adequately, and in an appropriate
manner, inspect documents of the kind referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of
the definition of document in the
(2) The power of a person or body to make rules of courts extends to
making rules, not inconsistent with this Act or the regulations, prescribing
(a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed,
(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or
giving effect to this Act.
(3) Without limiting subsection (2), rules made under that subsection
may provide for the discovery, exchange, inspection or disclosure of intended
evidence, documents and reports of persons intended to be called by a party to
give evidence in a proceeding.
(4) Without limiting subsection (2), rules made under that subsection
may provide for the exclusion of evidence, or for its admission on specified
terms, if the rules are not complied with.