Efficient conduct of civil litigation

The Chief Justice of Queensland has issued Practice Direction 18 of 2018 (PDF, 301.4 KB) to ensure that Supreme Court civil claims are resolved quickly, fairly and at a minimum of expense.

The Practice Direction requires the parties to a claim to do certain things so that the claim progresses quickly and efficiently and a mediation or trial proceeds in a cost-effective and well-organised way.

A Plain English Guide (PDF, 359.6 KB) and associated explanatory documents have been published on the Efficient conduct of civil litigation page to assist practitioners and self-represented litigants.