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Practice Note No. SC CL 2

Practice Note SC CL 2 - Criminal Proceedings


    The Chief Justice, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC, re-issued Practice Note SC CL 2 on 27 June 2014. The Practice Note replaces former Practice Note SC CL 2, which was issued on 20 September 2013 and commenced on 1 October 2013.

    The re-issued version commences on 1 July 2014.

    It applies to committals for trial or sentence and ex-officio indictments in the Criminal List of the Common Law Division.

    The purpose of this Practice Note is:
        (a) to ensure that criminal proceedings are dealt with in a timely and efficient way, consistent with the parties’ obligations under Chapter 3, Part 3 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986; and,

        (b) to assist an accused person to take advantage of legislation which provides for a discount in sentence where an early plea of guilty is entered.


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