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:
- refine and reduce the issues to be tried
- agree on document management for the trial and
- finalise the trial plan.
The process reinforces the requirements imposed by Practice Direction 9 of 2010 and Practice Direction 18 of 2018 . The Resolution Registrar is responsible for implementing the process.
- The process is triggered by the filing of a Request for trial date .
- The parties are notified that a case management conference has been scheduled.
- Prior to the conference, it is expected that the parties confer and agree on a Trial plan , List of issues , List of issues and List of matters not in dispute . The parties are also required to formulate a Document plan and, where appropriate, agree on the content of the Resolution bundle .
- At the conference, trial dates are allocated, any dispute concerning the content of the documents is resolved and directions are made, where necessary, concerning the future steps necessary to ready the case for trial.
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 queries concerning the process can be directed to the Resolution Registrar at Resolution.Registrar@courts.qld.gov.au.