Practice NotesPractice notes have been issued by the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court from time to time since the adoption of the Rules of Court which came into force on January 1, 1977. Former Chief Justice Nicholson issued a revision of the Practice Notes on April 15, 1985, and there have been many changes and additional ones issued since then.
The present Rules of Court were adopted and came into force on August 1, 1990, and many new Practice Notes have been issued since then. These Practice Notes were intended to help solve problems of procedure and interpretation of the Rules for the Bench and Bar.
Over the years some confusion has arisen over the text of these Practice Notes and the exact number which have been issued. In order to clarify any misunderstanding, the following revision of all Practice Notes has been approved and is expected to be followed. All old Practice Notes, though in some cases almost identical to the present Notes, should be discarded.
Members of the Bar should review and become familiar with these Practice Notes as it is expected they will be followed in all cases.
The Practice Notes is available as an Acrobat file, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.