|282B||Title:||EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION (RULES OF COURT) RULES||Gazette Number:|
|Rule:||18||Heading:||Request for further particulars||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) The respondent may, not later than 14 days after he has received notice of application, serve on the applicant a request in writing in Form 6 in the Schedule for further particulars of the grounds upon which the application is made, specifying in such request the questions as to which he desires to have information; and the applicant may, not later than 14 days after he has received the answer to the application, serve on the respondent a request in writing for similar particulars of the grounds upon which the application is opposed.
(2) A copy of any such request shall forthwith be lodged with the registrar of the court by the party making the request, and a copy of a reply thereto shall forthwith be lodged with the registrar of the court by the party making the reply.
(3) If the party so requested to furnish particulars fails to do within 14 days from the date of service of the request aforesaid and in consequence of such failure it is necessary to adjourn the hearing of the application, the court may order that the costs occasioned by such adjournment shall be paid by the party so in default. The court may disallow, with costs, any request for particulars which appears to the court to be unnecessary or vexatious. The court may award against the party making a request for particulars the costs of the replies thereto.