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283. Application For Permission To Continue Derivative Claim

(1) An eligible member of a company who brings a derivative claim under this Chapter must apply to the Court for permission to continue it.
(2) If it appears to the Court that the application and the evidence filed by the applicant in support of it do not disclose a prima facie case for giving permission, the Court–
(a) must dismiss the application, and
(b) may make any consequential order it considers appropriate.
(3) If the application is not dismissed under subsection (2), the Court–
(a) may give directions as to the evidence to be provided by the company, and
(b) may adjourn the proceedings to enable the evidence to be obtained.
(4) On hearing the application, the Court may–
(a) give permission to continue the claim on such terms as it thinks fit,
(b) refuse permission and dismiss the claim, or
(c) adjourn the proceedings on the application and give such directions as it thinks fit.