Reserved Judgments

If a practitioner is concerned about a delay in delivering a reserved judgment in a case in which he or she is acting, the practitioner may raise the matter with the President of the ACT Bar Association or ACT Law Society, providing the names of the parties, the name of the judge or judges whose decision is reserved and the date on which the decision was reserved.

The President will refer the inquiry to the Chief Justice without disclosing the identity of the practitioner concerned. The Chief Justice will then take up the matter with the judge or judges whose decision is reserved.

The Court has a goal of delivering each judgment within three months from the date on which the judgment was reserved.