Re: Note to plaintiffs
"Yes the defendant!" OMG! Discovery! What a shock.
I know it's strange outside of the US but it's not that bizarre a procedure, and no, it does not have the "equivalent force of a search warrant". It's a specification for evidence BOTH SIDES are required to turn off - plaintiff and defendant. Plaintiff asks for evidence, defendant either gives it or argues with a judge if they should. It's not really worth putting in quotes and extremely is routine.