New forms for Magistrates Court Subpoenas
The By Lawyers Victorian Magistrates’ Court – Civil guide has been updated to reflect recent changes to the Magistrates Court rules affecting subpoenas in civil matters.
The Magistrates’ Court General Civil Procedure (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2018, which amend the Magistrates’ Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010, came into effect on 15 October 2018.
These amendments make important changes to subpoena forms and processes in the Magistrates Court’s civil jurisdiction. The intention of the amendments is to harmonise Victoria with other Australian jurisdictions with regard to subpoenas.
Importantly, the existing form for Magistrates Court subpoenas, form 42A Subpoena to attend to give evidence, has been updated.
There are also two new forms for Magistrates Court subpoenas, forms – 42B, Subpoena to produce and 42C, Subpoena both to attend to give evidence and to produce.
For more information on Subpoenas generally, see the By Lawyers Reference Manual 101 Subpoena Answers located in the Reference Materials folder at the top of the matter plans in all By Lawyers litigation and criminal guides.