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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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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Notice to the Profession - Update on advice of changes to Costs Court practice

Following the adoption of changes to the Costs Court practice in relation to mediations and Directions Hearings, changes to Costs Court Practice will now apply from 22 March 2021.
Costs Court Notice to the Profession - Update on Costs Court Practice (pdf 285.72KB)

SC CC 4 Admiralty (first revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to describe the procedures to be followed in the Admiralty List.
Commercial Court SC CC 4 Admiralty (pdf 162.70KB)

SC CC 6 Cross-Border Insolvency (first revision)

Commercial Court Practice Note SC CC 6 - Cross Border Insolvency (pdf 290.89KB)

SC GEN 7 Transcript in Civil Proceedings (second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the requirement for transcript in civil proceedings in the Trial Division and Court of Appeal.
General SC GEN 7 - Transcript in civil proceedings (second revision).pdf (pdf 280.73KB)

SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments

This Practice Note was issued on 29 August 2019 and applies to all criminal trials in the Supreme Court. The purpose of this Practice Note is to outline the procedure to be followed in relation to…
Criminal Division SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments (docx 51.52KB) SC CR 9 Joint Jurisdictional Practice Note for the Electronic Filing of Indictments (pdf 168.49KB)

SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (First revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal civil applications (including for leave to appeal) and appeals.
Court of Appeal SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (docx 200.75KB) SC CA 3 Civil Appeals (pdf 839.23KB)

SC CA 4 Second and subsequent appeals

This Practice Note sets out the practice to be followed in the Court of Appeal in dealing with second or subsequent applications for leave to appeal against conviction.
Court of Appeal Practice Note SC CA 4 - Second and Subsequent Appeals (docx 46.96KB) Practice Note SC CA 4 - Second and Subsequent Appeals (pdf 266.26KB)

SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (Second revision)

This Practice Note sets out the practice followed in Court of Appeal criminal applications for leave to appeal against conviction or sentence, and Crown appeals against sentence.
Court of Appeal SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (docx 80.63KB) SC CA 1 Criminal Appeals (pdf 459.11KB)

Notice to practitioners - Probate online

The Supreme Court will be introducing a new online system that will enable all applications for grants of Representation to be filed online.
General Notice to Practitioners 2019 - Probate Online (docx 38.59KB) Notice to Practitioners 2019 - Probate Online (pdf 120.42KB)

SC GEN 6 Judicial Mediation Guidelines (First revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the guidelines for the referral of civil proceedings to judicial mediation and the procedures for the conduct of judicial mediations.
General Practice note SC Gen 6 - Judicial Mediation (docx 60.22KB) Practice note SC Gen 6 - Judicial Mediation (pdf 152.40KB)