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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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 Practitioners 2009 - Online Advertisements and Relationships Act 2008

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practioners 2009 - POAS & Relationships Act 2008 (pdf 109.26KB)

Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015

This Court of Appeal notice concerns a trial period of granting automatic time extensions of up to 14 days under rule 64.08. That trial period ends on 29 September 2019.
Court of Appeal Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (docx 43.01KB) Applications for extension of time under rule 64.08 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (pdf 243.80KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2008 - Probate Online Initiative

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practioners 2008 - Probate Online Initiative (pdf 64.89KB)

SC GEN 3 Authorities and Legislation

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the requirements in relation to the citation of authorities and legislation and the provision of those to the Court and other parties.
General SC GEN 3 Authorities and Legislation (docx 51.11KB) SC GEN 3 Authorities and Legislation (pdf 128.63KB)

SC GEN 2 Structure of the Trial Division

The purpose of this Practice Note is to set out the divisional structure of the Trial Division of the Court, the specialist Lists within the Trial Division and the allocation of matters within that…
General SC Gen 2 Structure of the Trial Division (pdf 208.56KB) SC Gen 2 Structure of the Trial Division (docx 55.23KB)

SC GEN 20 Inspection of civil court files by non-parties

The purpose of this Practice Note is to explain the reliance that will be placed on details provided by the parties of evidential material to read and relied on, in the context of inspection of civil…
Civil Division, General SC Gen 20 Inspection of Civil Court Files by Non-Parties (pdf 219.20KB) SC Gen 20 Inspection of Civil Court Files by Non-Parties (docx 49.32KB)

SC CC 5 RedCrest (Second revision)

The purpose of this Practice Note is to outline the conduct of proceedings initiated on RedCrest, the electronic lodgement, court file and case administration system currently used in the Commercial…
Commercial Court SC CC 5 RedCrest (Second revision) (docx 66.25KB) SC CC 5 RedCrest (Second revision) (pdf 213.27KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills

The purpose of this notice is to advise practitioners that the Wills Amendment (International Wills) Act 2012 will commence operation on 10 March 2015.
Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills (pdf 38.30KB) Notice to Practitioners 2014 - International Wills (doc 56.00KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches (pdf 55.17KB) Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Online Searches (doc 391.50KB)

Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Benefit Under a Will

Notice to the Profession Notice to Practitioners 2010 - Benefit Under a Will (pdf 63.23KB)