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Supreme Court Rules 1970
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 18 October 2017 at 05:53)
11   Death of party
(1)  Where a sole petitioner dies before the trial, his solicitor or, if he had no solicitor, the respondent on learning of his death, shall file notice of the death.
cf HCR, O 68, r 12.
(2)  Where a respondent (other than the Electoral Commissioner) dies before the trial, his solicitor or, if he had no solicitor, the petitioner on learning of his death, shall file notice of the death.
cf Representation of the People Act, 1949 (Eng), s 134 (1) and Election Petition Rules, 1960 (Eng), r 16.
(3)  The Prothonotary shall publish notice of the death in a newspaper circulating in the Electoral District.
(4)  The notice shall add a statement to the effect that any person who might have been a petitioner may, not later than 28 days after the publication of the notice, apply by motion to the Court at such time and place as the Court may appoint, to be substituted as a petitioner or as a respondent as the case may require.