Current court practices in response to the coronavirus

In the current climate it can be difficult for clients and practitioners to know what the current status is in relation to all of the courts in Australia. Courts and tribunals at all levels have published guidelines in relation to what their response is to the crisis and what procedures have changed.

 

The procedures can vary wildly from Court to Court and will continue to change. For ease of reference, we have prepared the schedule below for some of the main courts and tribunals in Australia as at 27 March 2020. Links are active as at 27 March 2020. We will continue to update this schedule as changes are made.

Commonwealth

You can find the announcements for each court here:

* Allsop CJ has published a Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-1) providing guidance here.

New South Wales

You can find the announcements for each court here:

* Specific guidelines published for the corporations list and the real property list.

Queensland

You can find the announcements for each court here:

Victoria

You can find the announcements for each court here:

Western Australia

You can find the announcements for each court here:

If in doubt seek legal advice and follow the directions from the Court.

McCabe Curwood has expertise in advising clients on civil and criminal procedure. McCabe Curwood is ready to assist its clients as usual despite the current crisis and we have procedures in place to advise our clients remotely.

Contributors

Luke Dominish Associate