Latest Courts updates

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Latest Courts updates

ACT Law Courts Satisfaction Survey: The ACT Courts are seeking feedback from legal practitioners, to assist them to identify and prioritise improvements. Closing Friday 10 June 2022. Read More +

18/5/22: Registrar's Listing Hearings - new time of 10.15am. Read More +

9/5/22: ACAT Easy English Guide for people who may need a guardian or manager appointed. Read More +

2/5/22: Probate matters – Caveat searches. Read More +

28/4/22: ACAT Practice note 1 of 2022 – Communicating with the Tribunal. Read More +

28/4/22: ACAT Practice note 2 of 2022 – How can I take part in tribunal proceedings, in person or remotely? Read More +

8/4/22: Updated Central Criminal listing dates. Practitioners are advised that Central Criminal and Central Civil listing periods will be combined for the remainder of 2022. Read More +

8/4/22: Updated Central Civil listing dates. Read More +

5/4/22: Robing at Admissions Ceremonies: The Chief Justice has indicated that she would be happy for barristers and solicitors moving admissions to robe for the occasion if they choose.

30/3/22: Electronic signatures: Our Civil Litigation Committee reports that Registrars of the ACT Supreme and ACT Magistrates Courts have now confirmed that the registries will accept all documents with electronic signatures, and that will be an ongoing direction.

29/3/22: New paid parking arrangements. Read More +

11/3/22: ACT Magistrates Court requests for in-chambers orders: Where a party is seeking leave from the Court for orders to be made in-chambers, the request for leave should be made by the solicitor on the record, not administrative or support staff.

11/3/22: ACT Magistrates Court proceedings under the Workers Compensation Act 1951: The Industrial Court Practice Direction 1/2021 commenced on 14 December 2021. Practitioners are reminded of the requirement to comply with the practice direction and the rules in Division 3.13.8 of the Court Procedures Rules 2006, in particular: an informal settlement conference must be conducted prior to the dispute resolution conference (DRC); and Rule 3948 of the Court Procedures Rules 2006 must be complied with at least five days before the DRC. The documents filed in compliance with rule 3948 must clearly and comprehensively explain the issues in dispute in the proceedings. If the documents are insufficient to assist with the effective conduct of the DRC, the matter may be listed for non-compliance.

1/3/22: Changes to Probate Notices: From 1 March 2022 all Notices of Intention to Apply will be required to be published online on the ACT Supreme Court website. Read More +

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court


High Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia

6/5/22: Full Court and Appellate Sitting Dates for 2023. Read More +

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

1/4/22: Visibility of superannuation for property settlement proceedings: From 1 April 2022, parties to family law property settlement proceedings can apply directly to the Court to request information about the other party’s superannuation information held by the Australian Taxation Office. Read More +

31/3/22: Statement about transferring of proceedings from Family Court of Australia to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Division 2 to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Division 1. Read More +

Administrative Appeals Tribunal