Conduct of civil litigation - Practice Direction 5 of 2016
On 31 July 2009, the Chief Magistrate issued Practice Direction 4 of 2009. It dealt with three matters affecting the orderly conduct of civil litigation:
- The number and nature of certain documents filed with the Court and appearing on its files;
- The absence of a copy of the complaint on the Court's files where the complaint is lodged by electronic transfer and the Plaintiff wishes to take some step in the proceeding or the proceeding is defended; and
- The failure of parties to attend court events and claiming that they were not notified of the event. .
The purpose of this Practice Direction is to revoke Practice Direction 4 of 2009 and re-issue its contents with minor changes regarding electronic transfer.