ex parte

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1 On the part of one side only. An ex parte hearing is defined in the Glossary to the Criminal Procedure Rules as a hearing where only one party is allowed to attend and make submissions. However, the term ex parte is no longer generally used in civil proceedings, having been replaced by the phrase without notice.

2 On behalf of. This term is used in the headings of law reports together with the name of the person making the application to the court in the case in question, for example in applications for judicial review.

Subjects: Law.

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