Unopposed Motions

A written request or proposal to court for a certain order, ruling or direction is referred to as an application or a motion. The word 'motion' has its origin in the late 14th century French word 'mocioun', "suggestion, proposal or proposition formally made". A motion, as opposed to an action, requires no oral evidence and the points of law are adjudicated on the papers before court. The parties are referred to as 'Applicant' and 'Respondent'. Only the applicant is represented. There are various kinds of motions and each have their own specific requirements. The process is initiated by the service (delivery and filing at court) of a notice of motion.