Notice to Practitioners - Corporations List

J L B Allsop, Chief Justice 24 October 2022

This notice explains the allocation and listing procedures which will, from the dates provided, apply to corporations matters (see Schedule 1 to the Commercial and Corporations Practice Note (C&C-1)).

1. New South Wales and Western Australia[1]

The Corporations List in New South Wales and Western Australia is conducted at 9.30 am (local time) on Thursday of each week.

Corporations matters filed in the New South Wales and West Australian registries will be returned in the weekly Corporations List as follows:

(a) applications filed on or before 12 noon on a Wednesday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Thursday of the next week; and

(b) applications filed after 12 noon on a Wednesday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Thursday of the week after the next week.

2. Queensland[2]and Victoria[3]

The Corporations List in Queensland and Victoria is conducted at 9.30 am (local time) on Friday of each week.

Corporations matters filed in the Queensland and Victorian registries will be returned in the weekly Corporations List as follows:

(a) applications filed on or before 12 noon on a Thursday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Friday of the next week; and

(b) applications filed after 12 noon on a Thursday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Friday of the week after the next week.

3. South Australia[4]

The Corporations List in South Australia is conducted at 9.30 am (local time) on Tuesday of each week.

Corporations matters filed in the South Australian registry will be returned in the weekly Corporations List as follows:

(a) applications filed on or before 12 noon on a Wednesday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Tuesday of the next week; and

(b) applications filed after 12 noon on a Wednesday in any week will be returned in the Corporations List for the Tuesday of the week after the next week.

4. General

The Corporations List will be conducted on the basis that short matters will usually be heard and determined when first returned, longer matters will be programmed for hearing and allocated to a docket judge for hearing on a date to be fixed by that judge. Where appropriate, matters may be referred to a registrar.

If the matter is allocated to a docket judge, rather than made returnable in the Corporations List, then the parties will be notified of the date for a first case management hearing by the docket judge.

More urgent matters may be referred to the Commercial and Corporations Duty Judge.

Note: For urgent corporations matters parties should continue to approach the Commercial and Corporations Duty Judge in their registry (see Part 4 of the Commercial and Corporations Practice Note (C&C-1)).

 

J L B Allsop
Chief Justice
24 October 2022




[1] Commenced on 1 October 2022.

[2] Scheduled to commence on 1 November 2022.

[3] Scheduled to commence on Monday, 6 February 2023.

[4] Scheduled to commence on Monday, 6 February 2023.