Rules of court

14.—(1) Rules of court may make such provision as appears to the authority making them to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of this Part.

(2) Rules of court may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the procedure to be followed in connection with applications under Article 10 or 11; and

(b)as to the arrangements or safeguards to be put in place in connection with the operation of live links.

(3) The provision which may be made by virtue of paragraph (2)(a) includes provision—

(a)for uncontested applications to be determined by the court without a hearing;

(b)for preventing the renewal of an unsuccessful application under Article 10 unless there has been a material change of circumstances;

(c)for the manner in which confidential or sensitive information is to be treated in connection with an application under Article 10 or 11 and in particular as to its being disclosed to, or withheld from, a party to the proceedings.

(4) Nothing in this Article is to be taken as affecting the generality of any statutory provision conferring power to make rules of court.