8. The Court's general powers of management

(1) The Court may make any order, give any direction or take any step it considers appropriate for the purpose of managing the proceedings and furthering the overriding objective of these Rules.
(2) When the Court makes an order, it may make it subject to conditions, including a condition to pay a sum of money into Court; and must specify the consequences of failure to comply with the order or a condition.
(3) The Court may order a party to pay a sum of money into Court if that party has, without good reason, failed to comply with a rule or practice direction and, in making such an order, the Court must have regard to the amount in dispute and the costs which the parties have incurred or which they may incur.
(4) Where a party pays money into Court following an order under paragraph (3) of this Rule, the money shall be security for any sum payable by that party to any other party in the proceedings.
(5) A power of the Court under these Rules or a practice direction to make an order includes a power to vary or revoke the order.
(6) Except where a rule or relevant practice direction or some other ADGM enactment provides otherwise, the Court may exercise its powers on an application or of its own initiative.
Amended on June 1, 2017