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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 The body of the Practice Note will contain its new operative date and a history of amendments and a copy of the superseded version will be retained in the Practice Notes Archive.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 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 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)

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)