Matters heard at the Supreme Court are categorised by area of specialty.
Once a matter is filed for commencement in the Supreme Court it will be put into a list with other cases that deal with a similar subject area. While the majority of civil proceedings are general in nature and sit within the Civil Management List, the Court has a number of 'specialist lists' that deal with specialist areas of the law. These lists are managed by a judge with expertise in that particular area.
The specialist lists are as follows:
- Civil circuit
- Confiscation and proceeds of crime
- Dust diseases
- Employment and industrial
- Intellectual property
- Judicial review and appeals
- Major torts
- Personal injuries
- Professional liability
- Technology, engineering and construction
- Testators family maintenance
- Trusts, equity and probate
- Valuation, compensation and planning