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Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Current version for 9 April 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 14:59)
12.1 Discontinuance of proceedings
(cf SCR Part 21, rules 2 and 5; DCR Part 18, rule 1; LCR Part 17, rule 1)
(1) The plaintiff in any proceedings may, by filing a notice of discontinuance, discontinue the proceedings, either as to all claims for relief or as to all claims for relief so far as they concern a particular defendant—(a) with the consent of each other active party in the proceedings, or(b) with the leave of the court.(2) A notice of discontinuance—(a) must bear a certificate by the plaintiff, or by his or her solicitor, to the effect that the plaintiff does not represent any other person, and(b) except where it is filed with the leave of the court, must be accompanied by a notice from each party whose consent is required by subrule (1) to the effect that the party consents to the proceedings being discontinued in accordance with the notice of discontinuance.(3) If any such consent is given on terms, those terms are to be incorporated in the notice of consent.(4) If any party has not been served with the originating process, the plaintiff must file an affidavit to that effect.(5) For the purposes of this rule, proceedings on a cross-claim are taken to be different proceedings to the proceedings on the originating process and to proceedings on any other cross-claim.