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36. Powers of the Court of First Instance exercisable before commencement of action

(1) On the application of any person, the Court of First Instance shall, in such circumstances as may be specified in court procedure rules, have power to make an order providing for any one or more of the following matters —
(a) the inspection, photographing, recording, preservation, custody and detention of property which appears to the Court to be property which may become the subject-matter of subsequent proceedings in the Court of First Instance, or as to which any question may arise in any such proceedings; and
(b) the taking of samples of any such property as is mentioned in paragraph (a), and the carrying out of any experiment on or with such property.
(2) The Court of First Instance, on the application of a person who appears to that Court to be likely to be a party to subsequent proceedings in that Court shall, in such circumstances as may be specified in court procedure rules, have power to order a person who appears to it to be likely to be a party to the proceedings and is likely to have or have had in his possession, control, custody or power any documents which are relevant to an issue arising or likely to arise out of that claim —
(a) to disclose whether those documents are in his possession, control, custody or power; and
(b) to produce such of those documents as are in his possession, control, custody or power to the applicant or, on such conditions as may be specified in the order, to any advisors of the applicant.