The summons commencing the appeal or summons applying for leave to appeal will be returnable before the court at the first directions hearing. It will usually be held on a Friday about six weeks after the summons was filed with the Court. The first directions hearing will be conducted by the List Judge, in a court in the Court’s building at 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney. The location of the Court and the precise time of the day when the directions hearing will occur will be shown on the
Court Lists posted on a notice board in the foyer of the building and on the Court’s website under
Court Lists in the afternoon of the day before the directions hearing. The
Sydney Morning Herald may also (but does not always) publish the Court Lists on the morning of the date set for the directions hearing.
The List Judge will make directions to prepare the appeal or application for leave to appeal for final hearing, including:
The List Judge will make directions orally. It is important that the parties record the directions the List Judge makes. A written copy of the directions is not usually sent to the parties.