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Comment on departure or failure

S. 237(1) amended by No. 48/2012 s. 14(1)(a).

    (1)     Subject to subsection (2), the trial judge or, with the leave of the trial judge, a party may make any comment that the trial judge thinks appropriate on—

        (a)     a departure referred to in section 233(1); or

        (b)     a failure by a party to comply with a requirement of this Chapter or an order made under this Chapter.

    (2)     The trial judge may grant leave to a party to comment on a departure or failure only if satisfied that—

        (a)     the proposed comment is relevant; and

S. 237(2)(b) substituted by No. 48/2012 s. 14(1)(b).

        (b)     the proposed comment is permitted by another Act or a rule of law; and


See section 20 of the Evidence Act 2008 .

S. 237(2)(c) inserted by No. 48/2012 s. 14(1)(b).

        (c)     the proposed comment is not unfairly prejudicial to the party about whom the comment is made.

S. 237(3) repealed by No. 48/2012 s. 14(2).

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