Supreme Court of New South Wales

Court sittings

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General information

The ​2024 Court term commenced on Monday, 29th January 2024 and will conclude on Friday, 20 December 2024.

Court Vacation will commence on Monday, 23rd December 2024 and will conclude on Friday, 31st January 2025.

The 2025 Court term will commence on Monday, 3rd February 2025.

Note that Civil and Criminal trials / hearings  will be held in places other than Sydney as and when the need arises.

Court of Appeal

 
Particulars Sittings
Motions generally Monday at 9:00 am
​Summ​​​ons for leave to appeal (directions) Monday at 2:30 pm
Notice of Appeal (directions) callovers Wednesday at 9:00 am
Summons (directions)

​Monday at 9:45 am

 

Court of Criminal Appeal

Particulars Sitting
Hearings

​Sits every week.

Generally hears matters Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Check current Court of Criminal Appeal hearing and callover dates: https://supremecourt.nsw.gov.au/cases/courtlists/available-dates.html

Common Law Division

 

​Urgent applications before the Duty Judge

​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate.

Information about the current Duty Judge can be found on the courtlists page at http://www.courtlist.justice.nsw.gov.au/courtlists/nswsc_lists.nsf/Web+Version+Courtlist

​Subpoenas, all Lists

​Monday to Friday at 9.00 am

Administrative and Industrial Law List​

​Directions, Registrar Hedge

​​Monday to Friday at 9:00 am

​​Urgent applications before the List Judge,    Justice Wright

or, if not available,

to the Common Law Duty Judge

Every day by arrangement with the Judge's Associate​

   

Arraignment List Dates (Criminal List): 

The Arraignment List is conducted before the Criminal List Judge, Justice Wilson.

The Arraignment List is heard via audio-visual link (AVL) only. No physical in court appearances. Please note that the dial-in details will be issued to the parties by Justice Wilson's Tipstaff by close of business the day prior to the list date.

 

​January No List conducted in January    

​February

09.02.2024​    
March ​01.03.2024    
April 05.04.2024    
May 03.05.2024

 

June 07.06.2024  
July 05.07.2024  
August 02.08.2024  
September 06.09.2024  
October 04.10.2024  
November 01.11.2024  
December 13.12.2024  

 

​Bails List

​Bails Judge

​Monday to Friday at 10:00 am

  Bails Callover before Registrar Galanis each Friday (except public holidays) at 9:00am

Defamation List

​Motions and Arguments before the List Judge,

Justice TBA


 

The following Friday dates at 9:30 am

2024 dates to be confirmed
 

 

 

* Practitioners and litigants should check the Court List after 3.30 pm each Thursday before the List as listing times may change.

General Case Management List

​Directions hearings, Registrar Hedge.

Urgent referrals to the Duty Judge for listed matters may be sought at the beginning of the List each day

​Monday to Friday at 9:00 am

Possession List

​Notices of motion, directions hearings & show cause conferences, Registrar Hedge

​Monday to Friday at 9:00 am

​Directions, Judge:
List Judge, Justice Davies

​By arrangement with the Registrar

Professional Negligence List

Directions Hearings /​Motions

List Judge, Justice Cavanagh

except for those dates marked* where Registrar Hedge will sit

 

​The following Friday dates at 9:30 am

   
TBC  


​Equity Division

Court/List ​​Particulars ​​Sittings  

​General List

​Urgent applications before the Duty Judge

​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate

Information about the current Duty Judge can be found on the courtlists page at http://www.courtlist.justice.nsw.gov.au/courtlists/nswsc_lists.nsf/Web+Version+Courtlist

 

 

​Referrals to the Duty Judge (called over by the Registrar)

​Monday to Thursday* at 10:00 am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with the Registrar

 

​Other directions and motions, Registrar Walton

​Monday to Thursday* at 9:30 am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with the Registrar

 

​Subpoenas, all Lists

​Monday to Friday at 9:00 am

 

Admiralty List

​Applications for directions before List Judge, Justice Slattery

​Thursday at 9:30 am

 

​Applications for motions
Justice Slattery

​Thursday at 9:30 am

 

​Adoptions List

​Applications before the List Judge, Justice Stevenson

​By arrangements with the Adoptions List Judge's Associate​

 

Commercial List

​Urgent applications before the Commercial List Duty Judge

​Every day by arrangement with the Duty Judge's Associate​

 

​Applications for directions
Justice Ball

​Friday at 10:00 am

 

​Applications for motions
Justice Ball

​Friday at 9:15 am

 

Commercial Arbitration List

​Callover by the List Judge of all applications
Justice Ball

​2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am, or such earlier time as the nature of the case requires

 

Corporations List

​Urgent applications before the List Judge, Justice Black

​Every day by arrangement with the List Judge's Associate​

 

​Corporations matters, List Judge,​
​Justice Black

​Monday at 10:00 am

 

​Corporations List interlocutory matters, List Judge,
Justice Black

​Monday at 9:15 am

 

​Proceedings relating to corporations, Registrar Walton

Monday to Thursday* at 9:00 am

*Urgent matters may be listed on Friday after consultation with Registrar​ Walton

 


​Available dates for examinations in the Corporations List

​See examination dates before a Registrar below  
Expedition List (Equity)
Motion before the Expedition Judge:
Justice Rees

Friday at 9:30 am


 

Succession & Probate List (Family Provision)

​Applications and directions before the List Judge, Justice Kunc

Friday - Motions at 9.30 am

Friday - Directions at 10.00 am

Practitioners and litigants should check the Court List after 3:30 pm each Thursday before the List as listing times are subject to change.

No List on:   17 May 2024

                       28 June 2024

                         

 

 

Succession & Probate List (Probate)

​Applications and directions before the List Judge,  Justice Slattery

* (except for List dates of 19 April and 3 May when Justice Hammerschlag, CJ in Equity will sit)

 

 

​Friday at 9.00 am

Practitioners and litigants should check the Court List after 3.30 pm each Friday before the List as listing times are subject to change.

 

No List on:  17 May 2024 (Bicentenary Ceremonial Sitting)

 

 

 

​Protective List

​Applications before the List Judge,
Justice Lindsay

​Monday at 10:00 am

 

​Applications before  Registrar Walton  (all Protected Estates Act applications)

​Monday at 10:00 am  

Real Property List

 

​​Before the List Judge,
Justice Peden

​*Friday at 9.15 am - Motions and Directions are generally listed commencing at 9.15 am every Friday.

Practitioners and litigants should check the Court List after 3:30 pm each Thursday before the List as listing times are subject to change.

No Lists on:

  • 16/02/24
  • 29/03/24 (due to Public Holiday)
  • 17 May 2024 (Bicentenary Ceremonial Sitting)
  • 30/08/24 (due to Judges Conference)
  • 13/12/24
 

​Revenue List

​Applications before the List Judge, 
Justice Richmond

Thursday at 9:30 am​

Contact Associate

 

Technology & Construction List

​Applications for directions before the List Judge, Justice Ball

​Friday at 10:00 am

No List on:  17 May 2024 (Bicentenary Ceremonial Sitting)

 

 

​Applications for motions before the List Judge, Justice Ball

​Friday at 9:15 am

 
   
EXAMINATION DATES BEFORE A REGISTRAR

Examinations will commence at 11:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm. The total time for each listing is 4 hours per day.

Includes examinations conducted under:

·       Corporations Act 2001

·       Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

·       Evidence on Commission Act 1995

·       Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (Parts 24 and 38)

Available dates (as at 05.02.2024)

  • Feb. 2024: 27
  • Mar. 2024: 6-8,13-15,18-22,25-28
  • Apr. 2024: 2-5,8-12,15-19,22-24,26,29,30
 
Last updated:

28 Feb 2024

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