News

Items recently uploaded onto the ACT Supreme Court website:

Central Criminal Listing Dates 2018 (PDF 216KB) (Word 94KB
Notice to Practitioners 17 July 2017

Court Procedures Rules 2006 -  Amendment 2017 (No 3) (PDF 504KB) (Word 75KB)
Subordinate Law SL2017-17
Notice to Practitioners 7 July 2017

New complaints and feedback policy now available

Ceremonial sitting - 26 June 2017 (PDF 329KB)  (Word 38KB)
Notice to Practitioners 13 June 2017

Central Criminal Listing Periods August-September 2017 (PDF 18KB) (Word 33KB
Notice to Practitioners 11 May 2017

Ceremonial Sitting 11 May 2017 (PDF 328KB)  (RTF 19KB)  
Notice to Practitioners 2 May 2017

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the ANU College of Law Commencement Dinner, 16 February 2017 (PDF 230KB)  (RTF 210KB)

Supreme Court Annual Review 2015-2016

Notice to Practitioners - Revocation of Practice Directions February 2017 (PDF 175KB)  (RTF 58.4KB)
Notice to Practitioners 22 February 2017

Call over 27 February 2017 - Central criminal listing periods May-July 2017  (PDF 78.6KB)  (Word 31.1KB)
Notice to Practitioners 20 February 2017

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell on the Commencement of the Legal Year 2017, 30 January 2017 (PDF 347KB)  (RTF 77KB)

Ceremonial sitting - 13 February 2017 (PDF 327KB)  (Word 12KB)
Notice to Practitioners 1 February 2017

New interest schedule effective from 1 January 2017 available

Christmas and New Year opening hours: the Russell Fox Library will be closed from 26 December 2016 re-opening Tuesday 3 January 2017. Normal opening hours during January apply.

Speech by Justice Elkaim for Admission of Lawyers on 10 December 2016 (PDF 193KB)  (Word 30KB)

Applications and Appeals to the Court of Appeal - Filing of Documents and Appeal Papers (PDF 634KB) (Word 84KB)
Practice Direction 1 of 2016 (14 December 2016)

Application of Practice Direction 1 of 2016 - Transitional Tables (PDF 510KB) (Word 72KB)
Notice to Practitioners 14 December 2016

Commencement of the Law Term 2017 (PDF 114KB)  (RTF 64KB)
Notice to Practitioners 6 December 2016

Callover 12 December 2016 - Central Criminal listing periods March-April 2017 [and] May-June 2017 (PDF 23KB) (RTF 67KB
Notice to Practitioners 6 December 2016

Updated Media Information Package as at October 2016 now available.

Court of Appeal Sitting Dates 2017 (PDF 82KB)
Notice to Practitioners 6 September 2016

Ceremonial sitting on the occasion of the appointment of Justice Michael Elkaim, Canberra, 4 July 2016. Speeches by Mr Garrison on behalf of the ACT Attorney-General; Ken Archer, President ACT Bar Association; Martin Hockridge, President ACT Law Society, and Justice Elkaim.  (PDF 63KB) (RTF 83KB)

Call over arrangements for 31 August 2016 - civil jurisdiction (PDF  293KB) (RTF  75KB)
Notice to Practitioners 24 August 2016

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremony for Admission of Lawyers, 17 June 2016 (PDF 115KB)  (RTF  79KB)

Criminal Central listing dates 2017 (PDF 81KB)  (RTF 67KB)
Notice to Practitioners 3 August 2016

Call over arrangements for 31 August 2016 - civil jurisdiction  (PDF 297KB)  (RTF 75KB)
Notice to Practitioners 3 August 2016

Callover on 22 Aug 2016 - Criminal Central listing period - November - December 2016  (PDF 104KB)  (RTF 65KB)
Notice to Practitioners 27 July 2016

Protocol for the release of data relating to the operations of the ACT Courts

Schedule of fees for Supreme Court, Civil Jurisdiction for 2016-2017 available.

Commencing certain personal injuries claims urgently (PDF 15KB) (RTF  50KB)
Practice Note No 1 of 2016
NI2016-335 
28 June 2016

Freezing orders (also known as 'Mareva Orders' or 'asset preservation orders') (PDF  51KB) (RTF  93KB)
Practice Note No 1 of 2008
NI2008-74
11 March 2008

Search orders (also known as 'Anton Piller Orders') (PDF  71KB) (RTF  115KB)
Practice Note 2 of 2008
NI2008-78
11 March 2008

Court Procedures Rules 2006 - Amendment 2016 (No 1) (PDF  90KB)  (RTF  44KB)

Notice to Practitioners 29 June 2016

Jury Handbook - Information for persons summonsed and selected to serve on an ACT Supreme Court jury.

ACT Law Courts joins Twitter - Media Release

Ceremonial sitting - 4 July 2015 (PDF  25KB)  (RTF  37KB)
Notice to Practitioners 1 June 2016

Supreme Court Associate Positions

Case management in proceedings commenced by originating claim (PDF  480KB) (RTF  205KB)
Practice Direction 2 of 2014 (amended 10 May 2016)

Notice to Practitioners Callover on 23 May 2016 - Criminal Central listing period -August-October 2016 (PDF  103KB) (RTF  62.6KB)
Notice to Practitioners 4 May 2016

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremony for Admission of Lawyers on 11 December 2015 (PDF  78KB) (RTF  120KB)
Uploaded 11 April 2016

Criminal Central Listing Dates 2016 (PDF  81.1KB) (RTF  68.1KB)
Notice to Practitioners 2 March 2016

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell on the Commencement of the Legal Year 2016, 1 February 2016 (PDF  148KB)  (RTF  67KB)
Uploaded 9 February 2016

Supreme Court Annual Review 2014-2015

Court Procedures Rules 2006 - Amendment 2015 (No 3) (PDF 164KB) (RTF 48KB)
Notice to Practitioners 14 December 2015
Uploaded 14 December 2015

Christmas Lunch 2015 (PDF  28KB) (RTF  58KB)
Notice to Practitioners  9 December 2015

ACT Law Courts Security Screening and Conditions of Entry Policy
Uploaded 8 December 2015 

Practice Direction No 2 of 2009 - robing of practitioners in the Supreme Court (PDF 239KB) (RTF 113KB) Replacing Practice Direction No 2 of 2009 issued 18 November 2009.
11 November 2015

Notice to Practitioners - Callover on 9 November 2015 - Criminal Central listing period - February- April 2016 (PDF 104KB) (RTF 62KB)
Notice to Practitioners 2 November 2015

Commencement of the Legal Year - 1 February 2016 (PDF 41KB) (RTF 47.2KB)
Notice to Practitioners 27 October 2015

The Law Term 2016 (PDF 106KB) (RTF 64KB)
Notice to Practitioners 27 October 2015

Updated ACT Sentencing Database Subscription form now available.
Uploaded 9 October 2015

Updated Media Information Package (PDF  539KB) (Word 235KB)
Uploaded 29 September 2015

Filing of questionnaires in accordance with Practice Direction 2 of 2014 (PDF 50KB) (RTF 40.5KB)
Notice to Practitioners 23 September 2015

Callover 24 August 2015 - Criminal Central listing November-December 2015 (PDF 103KB) (RTF 59KB)
Notice to Practitioners 19 August 2015

A presentation on mental health in the legal profession, The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture: Is Being a Lawyer a Health Hazard?, will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 5.30 pm in the ACT Supreme Court, Courtroom One.  Lecture flyer.

Ceremonial sitting to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, Canberra, 15 June 2015. Transcript of proceedings. Speeches delivered by Refshauge J; Simon Corbell, ACT Attorney-General; Martin Hockridge, President ACT Law Society; Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission; Shane Gill, President ACT Bar Association  (PDF 214KB)  (RTF 4MB)

Educating lawyers for the future. Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell, University of Canberra Commencement Function, 10 March 2015 (PDF  174KB)  (RTF  194KB)

Court Procedures Rules 2006 - Amendment 2015 (No 2) and amendments to approved forms (PDF 122KB) (RTF 68KB)
Notice to Practitioners 29 June 2015

Court of Appeal sitting dates 2016 (PDF  82KB) (RTF  63KB)
Notice to Practitioners 26 June 2015

Criminal Central listing dates 2016 (PDF  81KB) (RTF  35KB)
Notice to Practitioners 26 June 2015

Schedule of fees applicable to the Supreme Court, Civil Jurisdiction, effective 1 July 2015 (PDF  66KB) (RTF  128KB)
Uploaded 26 June 2015

Speech delivered by Justice Refshauge commemorating the 800TH anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, 15 June 2015 (PDF 182KB)  (Word 39KB)

Call over of civil matters Tuesday 2 June 2015 (PDF  139KB) (RTF  65KB)
Notice to Practitioners 27 May 2015

Associate Judge (PDF  174KB)  (RTF  60KB)
Notice to Practitioners 28 April 2015

Changes from the Master to Associate Judge
Uploaded 21 April 2015

Ceremonial sitting - 15 June 2015 (PDF  95KB) (RTF  37KB)
Notice to Practitioners 14 April 2015

Fog at Canberra Airport
Practice Direction 1 of 1974 (PDF  58KB) (RTF  59KB)
Amended 13 March 2015

Revocation and amendment of Practice Directions (PDF 111KB) (RTF 55KB)
Notice to Practitioners 13 March 2015

Arrangements for witnesses and the taking of evidence under the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991
Practice Direction 1 of 2009 (PDF 90KB) (RTF 70KB)
Amended 13 March 2009

Court arrangements - 27 April 2015 (PDF  98KB) (RTF  36KB)
Notice to Practitioners 10 March 2015

Supreme Court Annual Review 2013-14
Uploaded 3 March 2014

Callover of civil matters on Tuesday 3 March 2015 (PDF  135KB) (RTF  70KB)
Notice to Practitioners 19 February 2015

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell on the Commencement of the Legal Year 2015, 2 February 2015 (PDF  276KB) (RTF  71KB)
Uploaded 2 February 2015

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Ceremony for Admission of Lawyers on 12 December 2014 (PDF  276KB) (RTF  84KB)
Uploaded 30 January 2015

My First 12 Months in the Job. Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell on 19 September 2014 at the Australian Lawyers Alliance 2014 ACT Branch Conference (PDF  434KB) (RTF  224KB)
Uploaded 30 January 2015

Allowable Costs as at 1 January 2015 (PDF  86KB) (RTF  74KB)
Uploaded 20 January 2015

New form for party request for transcript with file format choice of MAC or PC.
Uploaded 19 January 2015

Court Procedure Rules 2006 - Amendment 2014 No 3 - Amendments to approved forms (PDF 237KB) (RTF 20KB)
Notice to Practitioners 23 December 2014

First criminal directions date following committal to the Supreme Court
Practice Direction No 3 of 2014 (PDF  421 KB) (RTF  70KB)
Uploaded 18 November 2014

Callover of civil matters on Tuesday 16 December 2014 (PDF  133KB) (RTF  70KB)
Notice to Practitioners 14 November 2014

Law Term 2015 (PDF  15KB)  (RTF  60KB)
Notice to Practitioners 13 November 2014

Commencement of the legal year - 2 February 2015 (PDF 100KB)  (RTF 42KB)
Notice to Practitioners 13 November 2014

Renewal of subscription to Sentencing Database by 5 December 2014 (No charge)

Admission Days 2015

In Court Technology (PDF  98KB)(RTF 67KB)
Notice to Practitioners 18 September 2014

Case management in proceedings commenced by originating claim
Practice Direction No 2 of 2014 (PDF  1.30MB) (RTF  230KB)

Bows Silk Ceremony, 12 August 2014. Speech by Chief Justice Murrell (PDF  140KB) (RTF  46KB)

Court of Appeal Sitting Dates 2015 (PDF  81KB)(RTF 62KB)
Notice to Practitioners 11 August 2014

Criminal Central Listing Dates 2015 (PDF  81KB)(RTF 64KB)
Notice to Practitioners 11 August 2014

Court procedures for breaches of good behaviour orders
Practice Direction No 1 of 2014 (PDF  509KB) (RTF 98KB)|
Uploaded 4 August 2014

ACT Human Rights Act: a judicial perspective. Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell on 1 July 2014 at the Conference on the Tenth Anniversary of the ACT Human Rights Act (PDF  818KB) (RTF  1MB)

Call-over of civil matters pending Wednesday 16 July 2014 (PDF  342KB) (RTF  148KB)
Notice to Practitioners 9 July 2014

3 June 2014: The Full Court, which will consider the Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Conviction of David Harold Eastman for Murder,
has been constituted, comprising the Honourable Justices Rares and Wigney and the Honourable Acting Justice Cowdroy.
Uploaded 4 June 2014

Inquiry into the Conviction of David Harold Eastman for the Murder of
Colin Stanley Winchester. Report of the Board of Inquiry submitted to the Registrar
of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital territory pursuant to section 428
of the Crimes Act 1900 (ACT)  (PDF 3MB) (RTF  11MB).

Additional Judge appointed, The Honourable Justice Melissa Anne Perry, 14 May 2014

Speech delivered by Chief Justice Murrell at the Law Week Dinner on 14 May 2014 (PDF  687KB) (RTF  246KB)