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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 27 May 2017 at 16:07)
Part 65C Division 2
Division 2 Referral under s 13A of the Legal Profession Act 1987
6   Commencement of proceedings
(1)  An application is referred to the Court under section 13A of the Legal Profession Act 1987 by filing it.
(2)  Proceedings on a referral (the proceedings) shall be entitled “The Application of” followed by the full name of applicant.
7   Application of rules
These rules and the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 shall apply to the proceedings as if the applicant were the plaintiff in the proceedings.
8   Rights of professional bodies
(1)  The Legal Practitioners Admission Board shall notify the applicant, the New South Wales Bar Association and the Law Society of New South Wales of a referral within 5 days of filing it.
(2)  The New South Wales Bar Association and the Law Society of New South Wales shall be entitled with the leave of the Court to be joined as a party in the proceedings.
9   Directions
(1)  Following commencement, the proceedings shall be listed before the Court for directions.
(2)  The Court may, at any stage of the proceedings, direct that any person be added as a party or substituted for another party or a former party or that notice of the proceedings be served on any person in addition to or instead of the defendant.
(3)  Subrule (2) does not affect the powers of the Court under Part 7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005.
10   Evidence
Rule 31.2 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 shall apply to evidence in the proceedings, including evidence as to character.