General Notices: 21 April 2021 - Commercial PL & SID
Date21st April 2021
TypeCommercial PL & SID
Commercial Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Development List

Notice re new arrangements for dates in the list

Due to a lack of judicial resources, the practice of fixing dates for all cases has had the consequence that the court has been unable to properly strategise the sequencing and priority of cases, particularly those that might be later in time but have greater inherent priority.

Accordingly the following measures will apply:

Matters listed for the 8 week period Tuesday 20th April 2021 to Friday 18th June 2021 will remain as currently fixed.

All existing dates listed on or after 22nd June, 2021 are therefore now vacated.

On Monday 26th April 2021 at 930 a.m., a List to Fix Dates will be held for the period 22nd June 2021 to 31st July 2021.

Dates will be fixed for cases where pleadings are already closed, affidavits fully exchanged, and all pre-hearing procedural issues resolved, generally on a record number order basis, unless a case is given priority.

Any party that wishes to have priority should serve a short submission (maximum 1000 words) on the other parties and deliver same to the court by 11 am on Thursday 22nd April, 2021.

With effect from Monday 14th June, 2021, a list to fix dates will take place at 930 am on the first Monday of each term to fix the dates for the following term.

Dates will be fixed for cases where pleadings are already closed, affidavits fully exchanged, and all pre-hearing procedural issues resolved, generally on a record number order basis, unless a case is given priority.

Any party that wishes to have priority should serve a short submission (maximum 1000 words) on the other parties and deliver same to the court at least 7 days in advance of the List to Fix Dates.