|282B||Title:||EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION (RULES OF COURT) RULES||Gazette Number:|
|Rule:||22||Heading:||Procedure where sub-contractor desires to intervene||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Where a principal contractor has given notice (such notice to be in Form 10 in the Schedule) to a sub-contractor of a claim or application for compensation made against the principal contractor, and the sub-contractor desires to intervene, he shall forthwith lodge with the registrar of the court a notice in Form 11 in the Schedule that he so intervenes and shall forthwith serve copies of such notice of intervention upon the applicant and the principal contractor. The sub-contractor shall thereupon be entitled to make copies of the application and of any other document then lodged with the registrar of the court in connection with the application.
(2) A sub-contractor who has so lodged with the registrar of the court notice that he intervenes shall lodge an answer to the application within 14 days after service upon him of the said notice given by the principal contractor or within such further time as the court may on application allow.
(3) The court may, on the hearing of the application, either order that such person be made a respondent if the court is satisfied that he is entitled so to intervene, or may refuse to make him a respondent and order him to pay the costs incurred by his intervention if satisfied that he is not entitled so to intervene.