To ensure the Court can continue to deliver core and vital services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Court has introduced a suite of changes to its processes and procedures.
The Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List provides for the efficient management of civil proceedings brought under Victorian and Commonwealth legislation providing for the restraint or forfeiture of property connected with criminal activity, principally the Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth).
Judge in charge
The Honourable Justice Forbes
Applications initiating a proceeding should continue to be made via the Practice Court Coordinator, who will make arrangements for the application to be heard by the Judge in Charge of the List or in the Practice Court. Subsequent directions hearings and short applications will generally be heard by the Judge in Charge on a List Directions Day (see following section).
Directions dates are subject to change.
Practice Note SC CL 12 Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime List (First revision) provides information on how to obtain a hearing time for applications as well as further guidance on management of proceedings in the List.
The Summary of relevant time limits provides general guidance on applicable time limits for automatic forfeiture and various applications under the legislation. Please note that this guide must be read subject to the provisions of all applicable legislation.
Enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org@noitacsifnoc