Supreme Court procedure

​Reference received: 11 March 1966


Report 7: First Report on Supreme Court Procedure (PDF, 9.2 MB), September 1969

Tabled in parliament: 9 September 1969

Legislative action: Supreme Court Act 1970 

Judicial citation: Stewart v Miller [1979] 2 NSWLR 128, 135; Angus & Coote Pty Ltd v Qantas Airways Ltd [1979] 2 NSWLR 398, 401; Rust v Barnes [1980] 2 NSWLR 726, 733; Chapple v Laming [1981] 2 NSWLR 765, 767; Riley McKay Pty Ltd v McKay [1982] 1 NSWLR 264 at 274, 275; Brix-Neilsen v Oceaneering Australia Pty Ltd [1982] 2 NSWLR 173, 176; Proctor v Jetway Aviation Pty Ltd [1982] 2 NSWLR 264, 273; National Employers’ Mutual General Insurance Assoc Ltd v Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Ltd (1989) 17 NSWLR 223, 231; Fischer v David Syme & Co Ltd (1989) 18 NSWLR 606; Ainsworth v Redd (1990) 19 NSWLR 78, 85; Air Link Pty Ltd v Paterson (No 2)(2003) 58 NSWLR 388, [61]; Frost v Amaca Pty Ltd(2004) 61 NSWLR 159 (CA), [25]; John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Gacic(2007) 81 ALJR 1218, footnote 15; Edwards v Santos Ltd[2011] HCA 8 [63]        

Terms of reference

To prepare a draft Bill and a set of rules to modernize Court procedures in general accord with the report prepared by a sub-Committee of the Chief Justice's Law Reform Committee, so as to bring about a fusion of law and equity in this State's procedures.

​Note: See Reference 29 - Supreme Court Act review for a subsequent review in this area.​

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