Citation, Commencement, Application And The Overriding Objective
Organisation Of The Court
The Court’s Case Management Powers
How To Start Proceedings — The Claim Form
Alternative Procedure For Claims
Responding To Particulars Of Claim — General
Acknowledgment Of Service
Disputing The Court’s Jurisdiction
Setting Aside Or Varying Default Judgment
Defence And Reply
Statements Of Case
Addition And Substitution Of Parties
Counterclaims And Other Additional Claims
Statements Of Truth
General Rules About Applications For Court Orders
Interim Remedies And Security For Costs
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Production Of Documents
Witnesses, Depositions And Evidence For Other Courts
Experts And Assessors
Offers To Settle
Payments Into Court
Miscellaneous Provisions Relating To Hearings
Judgments And Orders
Change Of Legal Representative
General Rules About Costs
Procedure For Detailed Assessment Of Costs
Proceedings By Or Against The Centre, Its Bodies And The Government
General Rules About Enforcement Of Judgments And Orders
Charging Orders, Stop Orders And Stop Notices
Attachment Of Future Assets And Earnings
Execution Against Assets
Court’s Power To Appoint A Receiver
Orders To Obtain Information From Judgment Debtors
Contempt Of Court
Small Claims Tribunal
Technology And Construction Division
Non-Muslim Wills Registry
A party may amend his statement of case at any time before it has been served on any other party.
If his statement of case has been served, a party may amend it only:
(1) with the written consent of all the other parties; or
(2) with the permission of the Court.
If a party has amended his statement of case where permission of the Court was not required, the Court may disallow the amendment.
A party may apply to the Court for an order under Rule 18.4 within 14 days of service of a copy of the amended statement of case on him.
Where the Court gives permission for a party to amend his statement of case , it may give directions as to:
(1) amendments to be made to any other statement of case ; and
(2) service of any amended statement of case .
The power of the Court to give permission under Rule 18.6 is subject to:
Rules 18.9 to 18.11 apply where:
(1) a party applies to amend his statement of case in one of the ways mentioned in Rule 18; and
(2) a period of limitation has expired under:
The Court may allow an amendment whose effect will be to add or substitute a new claim, but only if the new claim arises out of the same facts or substantially the same facts as a claim in respect of which the party applying for permission has already claimed a remedy in the proceedings.
The Court may allow an amendment to correct a mistake as to the name of a party, but only where the mistake was genuine and not one which would cause reasonable doubt as to the identity of the party in question.
Questions of amendment, and consequential amendment, should wherever possible be dealt with by consent. A party should consent to a proposed amendment unless he has substantial grounds for objecting to it.
The application may be dealt with at a hearing or, if Rule 23.68 applies, without a hearing.
When making an application to amend a statement of case , the applicant should file with the Court:
(1) the application notice ;
(2) a copy of the statement of case with the proposed amendments; and
(3) any evidence submitted in support of the application.
Where permission to amend has been given, the applicant should within 14 days of the date of the order, or within such other period as the Court may direct, file with the Court the amended statement of case .
A copy of the order and the amended statement of case should be served on every party to the proceedings, unless the Court orders otherwise.
Where the Court’s permission is not required the amended statement of case must be filed with the Court and served on every party to the proceedings.
The amended statement of case and the Court copy of it should be endorsed as follows:
(1) where the Court’s permission was required:
(2) Where the Court’s permission was not required:
Amended [Particulars of Claim or as may be] under RDC [Rule 18.1 or 18.2(1)] dated…….
The statement of case in its amended form must show the original text, unless the Court orders otherwise.
Amendments may be shown by using footnotes or marginal notes, provided they identify precisely where and when an amendment has been made.
However, the Court may direct that the amendments should be shown either:
(1) by coloured amendments, either manuscript or computer generated, or
(2) by use of a numerical code in a monochrome computer generated document.
Where colour is used, the text to be deleted should be struck through in colour and any text replacing it should be inserted or underlined in the same colour.
The order of colours to be used for successive amendments is: (1) red, (2) green, (3) blue and (4) brown.
If there have been extensive amendments, it may be desirable to prepare a fresh version of the statement of case as amended. However, a copy of the statement of case showing where and when amendments have been made must also be made available.
All amendments to any statement of case must be verified by a statement of truth unless the Court orders otherwise.
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