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Practice Directions & Circulars

Civil Practice Directions are issued by the Chief Judge and supplement the procedures set out in the Rules of Court. They impose obligations on the parties and their lawyers. Circulars to Practitioners are issued by the Principal Registrar and provide guidance about the practice of the court.

Civil Practice Directions

General Practice Directions

Superseded General Practice Directions

GEN 2010/1 - Taking of evidence by video link (Superseded by 2011/1)

Circulars to Practitioners

Superseded Circulars to Practitioners

CIV 2012/3 - Catastrophic Personal Injuries (pdf - 12kB) (doc - 49 kB)
CIV 2008/3 - Subpoenas (Revised) (pdf 48kB) Superseded by CIV 2013/1
CIV 2007/5 - Pre Trial Conferences Superseded by 2012/1
CIV 2006/3 - Subpoenas (Revised) Superseded by CIV 2008/3
CIV 2005/11 - Early Mediation Superseded by 2012/2
CIV 2005/10 - Commercial List
CIV 2005/6 - Determination of Interlocutory matters on the Papers - Pilot (Superseded by 2006/3)
CIV 2005/4 - Dispensation of attendance at Pre-Trial Conferences (Superseded by 2007/5)
CIV 2005/3 - Case Management (Superseded by 2007/1)
CIV 2005/1 - Inspection and copying of documents or things subpoenaed (Superseded by 2006/3)

General Circulars to Practitioners

Superseded General Circulars to Practitioners

GEN 2009/2 - Presentation of Evidence - Technical Standards - Superseded by GEN 2010/2

Last updated: 23-Jan-2017

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