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Judicature Act 1908 [Full Act]

Interpretation
[defendant] means a person served or intended to be served with any application to the court for the exercise of its civil or criminal jurisdiction


 

Judicature Act 1908 [Full Act]

High Court Rules
Rules of general application
[defendant] means a person served or intended to be served with a proceeding (other than a third or subsequent party served with a proceeding under rule 4.12)


 

Judicature Act 1908 [Full Act]

High Court Rules
Commencement of proceedings and filing of documents
References in this rule to a plaintiff and [defendant] are references to the person (however described on the record) who, because of a document filed in the proceeding (for example, a counterclaim), is in the position of plaintiff or defendant.


 

Judicature Act 1908 [Full Act]

High Court Rules
Commencement of proceedings and filing of documents
In a case referred to in subclause (1), the term [defendant] includes the counterclaim defendant and the term plaintiff includes the defendant who has joined the counterclaim defendant.


 

Summary Proceedings Act 1957 [Full Act]

Interpretation
[defendant] means any person charged with an offence; and includes—


(a)
any person against whom an order is sought in proceedings commenced by way of complaint; and


(b)
any person on whom a notice of prosecution has been served pursuant to section 20A; and


(c)
in relation to an infringement offence for which an infringement notice has been issued, any person served with a reminder notice in respect of the offence, or any person who gives notice requesting a hearing in respect of the offence, pursuant to section 21; and


(d)
a Crown organisation, if proceedings are brought against that organisation for an offence referred to in section 6 of the Crown Organisations (Criminal Liability) Act 2002


 

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