Definition of "Appearance"

Ronald van der Horst made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Ronald van der Horst

Dear Ministry of Justice,
The following are the definitions of "Appearance" and "Document" as defined within the Judicature Act 1908;

Appearance means a document that states a person’s address for service, and is either—
an appearance and objection to the jurisdiction of the court under rule 5.49; or
an appearance for ancillary purposes under rule 5.50; or
an appearance reserving rights under rule 5.51; or
an appearance authorised by any other rule

Document means—
any material, whether or not it is signed or otherwise authenticated, that bears symbols (including words and figures), images, or sounds, or from which such symbols, images, or sounds can be derived, and includes—
a label, marking, or other writing that identifies or describes a thing of which it forms part, or to which it is attached:
a book, map, plan, graph, or drawing:
a photograph, film, or negative; and
information electronically recorded or stored, and information derived from that information

Would you please explain how I, a human being of flesh and blood, may make an appearance as defined in the legislation?

Kind Regards,

Ronald van der Horst

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