Changes to the Supreme Court Representative Proceedings List in 2023

From 1 January 2023 there will be major changes to the Representative Proceedings List in the Supreme Court:

  • All class actions will be managed by two judges: Justices Bradley and Williams.
  • Each judge will deal with all interlocutory matters for representative proceedings.
  • When a matter is ready for trial, it will be assigned to another Trial Division judge after consultation with the Senior Judge Administrator.

The two judges referred to above will continue to sit in all other jurisdictions of the Court.

A discussion draft of the Practice Direction will be available in November 2022 to take effect from 1 January 2023. In December information sessions will be held by the Court for those practitioners affected by or interested in these matters.

The Practice Direction will be reviewed at the end of 2023.