An amendment to section 29(1)(b) of the Local Court Act sees the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Division increased from 28 February 2019.
The jurisdictional limit of the Local Court when sitting in its Small Claims Division will now be $20,000 as of 28 February.
Previously the jurisdictional limit was $10,000. The amendment does not apply to proceedings instituted in the Court before 28 February 2019.
This increase was legislated under the Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 3) 2018 No 87 with commencement upon proclamation. The Governor of NSW made the proclamation on 13 February 2019.
The By Lawyers Local Court Civil publication has been updated accordingly.