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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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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SC CC 1 Commercial Court (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe and provide guidance on the procedures to be followed by practitioners and parties conducting litigation in the Commercial Court. It takes effect from…
Commercial Court SC CC 1 Commercial Court (First revision) (doc 774.00KB) SC CC 1 Commercial Court (First revision) (pdf 503.53KB)

SC CC 7 Imposition of fees (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to confirm and clarify the circumstances in which an ‘Entry to List fee’ is payable in the Commercial Court. This Practice Note was reissued on 21 December 2017…
Commercial Court SC CC 7 Imposition of fees (First revision) (docx 53.01KB) SC CC 7 Imposition of fees (First revision) (pdf 156.32KB)

SC CC 3 Commercial Arbitration Business

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe and provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in the Arbitration List.
Commercial Court SC CC 3 Commercial Arbitration Business (docx 59.01KB) SC CC 3 Commercial Arbitration Business (pdf 279.87KB)

SC CC 4 Admiralty

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Admiralty List.
Commercial Court SC CC 4 Admiralty (doc 86.00KB) SC CC 4 Admiralty (pdf 120.42KB)

SC CC 2 TEC List Security for Payments

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedure to be followed in respect of applications to enter judgments and issue debt certificates pursuant to the Building and Construction…
Commercial Court SC CC 2 TEC List Security for Payments (doc 92.00KB) SC CC 2 TEC List Security for Payments (pdf 164.75KB)

SC CC 6 Cross-Border Insolvency

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed for proceedings regarding cross-border insolvency and cooperation with foreign courts or foreign representatives.
Commercial Court SC CC 6 Cross-Border Insolvency (doc 57.52KB) SC CC 6 Cross-Border Insolvency (pdf 289.29KB)

SC CC 8 Oppressive conduct of the affairs of a company (Second revision)

This Practice Note was revised on 18 May 2018 and replaces the version issued on 30 January 2017, as revised on 19 July 2017. The Practice Note, as revised, will apply to all relevant proceedings in…
Commercial Court SC CC 8 Oppressive conduct of the affairs of a company (Second revision) (docx 54.55KB) SC CC 8 Oppressive conduct of the affairs of a company (Second revision) (pdf 245.77KB)