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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 7.43

Requirements for grant of search order

                   The Court may make a search order if the Court is satisfied that:

                     (a)  an applicant seeking the order has a strong prima facie case on an accrued cause of action; and

                     (b)  the potential or actual loss or damage to the applicant will be serious if the search order is not made; and

                     (c)  there is sufficient evidence in relation to a respondent that:

                              (i)  the respondent possesses important evidentiary material; and

                             (ii)  there is a real possibility that the respondent might destroy such material or cause it to be unavailable for use in evidence in a proceeding or anticipated proceeding before the Court.



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