Often, deputy district judges can suggest that once they have made an order, that they can no longer vary that order and that the matter must be dealt with by appeal.

This is not always the case. If a person did not attend trial and has a good reason for failing to attend, it is possible for the judgement or order to be set aside.

It is then possible for a court to vary or revoke the previously made order.

Rule 3.1(7) reads: A power of the court under these Rules to make an order includes a power to vary or revoke the order.

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