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  • Practice Note SC CL 11 establishes case management procedures for bail applications filed under the Bail Act 2013 (NSW).
  • All release and variation applications will now be listed for call-over the Monday of the week before the application is listed for hearing.
  • Legal practitioners are required to sign a Notice of Readiness to Proceed and provide undertakings that certain steps have been taken to ensure that the matter can proceed on the allocated hearing date.

On 7 March 2016, the first Practice Note to govern Supreme Court bail procedures will come into force. The purpose of Practice Note SC CL 11 is to establish case management procedures to be followed when filing an application under the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) in the Supreme Court.

New forms relevant to applications made under the Bail Act 2013 (NSW) will also commence along with the Practice Note.

New release application and variation application forms

A release application form and a variation application form replace the previously combined release and variation application form. Release and variation applications will not be filed unless there has been a previous refusal of the application on the merits in a lower court. Further, incomplete forms will not be accepted for filing. When allocating a hearing date, the convenience of counsel will only be taken into consideration in exceptional circumstances.

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