Pre-trial case management in the Supreme Court Brisbane

What is it?

The civil case management process is designed to assist litigants, in those cases proceeding to trial, to:

  1. refine and reduce the issues to be tried
  2. agree on document management for the trial and
  3. finalise the trial plan.

The process reinforces the requirements imposed by Practice Direction 9 of 2010 (PDF, 234.9 KB) and Practice Direction 18 of 2018 (PDF, 191.0 KB). The Resolution Registrar is responsible for implementing the process.

What happens?

Who is affected?

The process does not apply to cases that have been allocated to the Commercial list or the Supervised case list. Parties in supervised cases may be required to attend a case management conference at any stage of the proceeding if the supervising judge considers it appropriate.

Any questions?

Any queries concerning the process can be directed to the Resolution Registrar at