Practice Notes provide information about particular aspects of the Court's practice, procedure and organisation. They sit alongside the Rules of Court to provide guidance in relation to the conduct of proceedings. Lawyers with the conduct of proceedings are expected to be familiar with their content and act in accordance with that guidance unless directed otherwise.

From 30 January 2017 the Court introduces a new system of publishing and organising its Practice Notes to make them easier to locate and navigate and ensure the information provided is up to date.

Each Practice Note is designated with the letter "SC" followed by an abbreviation denoting the Division of the Court to which it applies or the General designation followed by a number.

SC CA Court of Appeal
SC CC Commercial Court
SC CL Common Law Division
SC CR Criminal Division
SC GEN General

Where changes are made to a Practice Note, it will retain its designation. The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.

Notices to the Profession provide information to practitioners about matters of a more temporal nature such as advising which judges are responsible for which specialist lists for the year; reminders to the profession about certain rules and practices if it appears there is confusion or non-compliance and notices from the Prothonotary or a Registrar about a matter of registry practice.

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Fast Track Pilot - Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings

The Supreme Court is introducing a pilot ‘fast-track’ case management procedure for single defendant, quantum only MVA Proceedings where the parties have participated in the Protocols. The Pilot is…
Notice to the Profession Notice to the Profession - Fast Track Pilot Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings (docx 67.19KB) Notice to the Profession - Fast Track Pilot Motor Vehicle Accident Damages Proceedings (pdf 320.70KB)

SC CL 2 Dust Diseases List (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Dust Diseases List. This version of the Practice Note (the Second revision) replaces the previous version (the…
Common Law Division SC CL 2 Dust Diseases List (Second revision) (docx 68.14KB) SC CL 2 Dust Diseases List (Second revision) (pdf 215.50KB)

SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out practice in relation to various matters in the Costs Court. This Practice Note (the Second revision) commenced on 1 October 2018. It replaces the…
Common Law Division SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision) (docx 72.44KB) SC GEN 11 Costs Court (Second revision) (pdf 394.78KB)

SC CL 4 Major Torts List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Major Torts List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This version…
Common Law Division SC CL 4 Major Torts List (First revision) (docx 68.04KB) SC CL 4 Major Torts List (First revision) (pdf 203.76KB)

SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the operation of the Employment and Industrial List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This version of…
Common Law Division SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision) (docx 61.77KB) SC CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (First revision) (pdf 181.00KB)

SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in the Personal Injuries List, a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This…
Common Law Division SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision) (docx 71.29KB) SC CL 3 Personal Injuries List (Second revision) (pdf 263.90KB)

SC CL 5 Professional Liability List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Professional Liability List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court.…
Common Law Division SC CL 5 Professional Liability List (First revision) (docx 83.23KB) SC CL 5 Professional Liability List (First revision) (pdf 182.01KB)

SC CL 1 Civil Circuit List (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Civil Circuit List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court. This version…
Common Law Division SC CL 1 Civil Circuit List (Second revision) (docx 70.46KB) SC CL 1 Civil Circuit List (Second revision) (pdf 260.55KB)

SC CL 8 Valuation Compensation and Planning List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of…
Common Law Division SC CL 8 Valuation Compensation and Planning List (First revision) (docx 58.73KB) SC CL 8 Valuation Compensation and Planning List (First revision) (pdf 180.73KB)

SC CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Trusts, Equity and Probate List. The List is a case management list within the Common Law Division of the Court…
Common Law Division SC CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision) (docx 61.67KB) SC CL 6 Trusts, Equity and Probate List (First revision) (pdf 177.96KB)