Family law - certificate of readiness

A case transferred into the judge's list by the master will not be given a date for hearing unless or until both sides certify that the case is ready for hearing and that discovery (where sought) has been completed by both sides. The direction is subject to the usual reservations that special circumstances of urgency my dictate otherwise. Where both sides cannot agree of the adequacy of discovery, the presiding judge should be asked to determine the question of compliance before a date for hearing is sought.

High court