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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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 CL 11 Employment and Industrial List (Second 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.
Common Law Division SC CL 11 - Employment and Industrial List (Second revision) (pdf 177.86KB) SC CL 11 - Employment and Industrial List (Second revision) (docx 62.64KB)

SC CC 3 Commercial Arbitration Business (first revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe and provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in the Arbitration List. This revised Practice Note was issued on 22 March 2021 and replaced the…
Commercial Court SC CC 3 - Commercial Arbitration Business (pdf 274.07KB)

Notice to the Profession - In Person Commercial Court and Common Law Division Trials

Civil Division Notice to the Profession - In Person Commercial Court and Common Law Division Trials (docx 54.88KB)

Notice to the Profession Corporations List – Hybrid proceedings

As from the date of this Notice, proceedings initiated in the Corporations List  that span across the jurisdiction of Judges and Associate Judges (Hybrid Proceedings) should be filed in the…
Notice to the Profession Notice to the Profession Corporations List Hybrid Proceedings 2020 (docx 67.20KB) Notice to the Profession Corporations List Hybrid Proceedings 2020 (pdf 197.57KB)

SC CR 2 Bail applications and appeals (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to centralise the administrative management of applications and appeals with respect to bail in the Registry and to specify the standard requirements necessary…
Criminal Division Practice Note SC CR 2 - Bail applications and appeals (pdf 242.17KB) Practice Note SC CR 2 - Bail applications and appeals (docx 48.77KB)

SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (First revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal criminal interlocutory appeals and reserved questions of law.
Court of Appeal SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (pdf 320.96KB) SC CA 2 Criminal Interlocutory Appeals (docx 80.13KB)

SC CR 5 Crimes Mental Impairment

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in applications and reviews heard under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997. Applications…
Criminal Division SC CR 5 Crimes Mental Impairment (pdf 231.03KB) SC CR 5 Crimes Mental Impairment (docx 57.31KB)

Notice to the Profession - Changes to file inspections and affidavits for proceedings in the Common Law Division and Commercial Court

This Notice relates to changes to file inspections and affidavits for proceedings in the Common Law Division and Commercial Court.
Common Law Division, Commercial Court, Notice to the Profession Notice to the Profession - Changes to File Inspections and Affidavits (pdf 241.50KB) Notice to the Profession - Changes to File Inspections and Affidavits (docx 105.04KB)

SC CR 7 Expert reports on mental functioning of offenders

This Practice Note was issued on 30 March 2017 and will apply to sentencing hearings in the Supreme Court and the County Court commenced on or after 1 July 2017, but only to expert evidence which…
Criminal Division SC CR 7 Expert reports on mental functioning of offenders (docx 74.03KB) SC CR 7 Expert reports on mental functioning of offenders (pdf 235.90KB)

SC CR 6 Applications in the Criminal Division

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in relation to applications listed in paragraph 4.1 of this Note, or of a similar nature, or are related to an…
Criminal Division SC CR 6 Applications in the Criminal Division (docx 52.60KB) SC CR 6 Applications in the Criminal Division (pdf 138.99KB)