The By Lawyers County Court Civil (VIC) publication has been updated.
This update reflects recent amendments to the Court’s practice notes in the Common Law Division issued by Her Honour Judge Tsalamandris, the Head of the Common Law Division. The links to the practice notes within the Acting for the plaintiff and the Acting for the defendant commentaries have now been updated.
Practice notes provide practitioners with information and direction on the court’s practice and procedures. They particularly explain how matters are conducted in the court’s specialist lists. As all By Lawyers litigation guides emphasise, it is important that practitioners have a sound understanding of the practice notes relevant to any proceedings they propose to commence for a client, or which are already on foot.
The Common Law Division Practice Note applies to all proceedings in the Common Law Division.
In addition, there are Practice Notes giving instruction on the conduct of cases in specific lists, such as the following which are the subject of the recent updates:
- Family Property List (PNCLD 3-2021)
- Medical List (PNCLD 1-2021)
- WorkCover list (PNCLD 4–2020)
- Confiscation List (PNCLD 7–2020)
Procedures vary between courts, divisions and specialist lists. Compliance with practice notes is important for timely and efficient case management and will prevent unnecessary applications, save time and avoid the risk of adverse costs orders. The ‘Case management and direction’ sections of the commentaries in all By Lawyers litigation guides provides a valuable resource.
This update to the County Court Civil guides is part of By Lawyers continuing commitment to keeping our content current and helping our subscribers enjoy practice more.