Courts Tasmania


SUPREME COURT OF TASMANIA - CIRCULAR

No. 9 of 2005        21 June 2005    
MONITORING CASE PROGRESS

In order to ensure a more timely disposition of matters the judges have agreed that from 1 August 2005 all matters and actions, whether within the case management system or not, be brought to the attention of the Master if a period of six months elapses without a filing having occurred.

The Associate Judge will review the files in Chambers and of his own initiative (r414(e)) convene a directions hearing if he considers such a hearing to be appropriate.

If a practitioner considers that a directions hearing is not required he or she should write to the Court (with a copy to the other parties) prior to the expiration of six months stating the reasons why a directions hearing is not necessary.