Supreme Court of Tasmania



No. 3 of 2005 (Now replaced by Practice Direction 3/2008)
1 February 2005

The following Practice Direction is published by direction of the Chief Justice, the Honourable Mr Justice Underwood AO.

This Practice Direction replaces 7/1999.


To assist in citing judgments in electronic form, unreported judgments of this Court, whether at first instance or appellate level in the Full Court or Court of Criminal Appeal, will be cited in the following form:

Smith v Brown [1999] TASSC1 etc.

Each judgment will have consecutively numbered paragraphs and will be referred to by paragraph numbers rather than page numbers.  The use of square brackets enclosing the paragraph number is a convenient method of distinguishing references to paragraphs from page references.  The citation of a specific paragraph is to be in the following form:

            Smith v Brown [1999] TASSC 1 at [15]

Once a judgment has been published in the Tasmanian Reports, which are the authorised reports of this Court, the only appropriate reference to be cited in argument is to the authorised series.