Reserved judgments

The Judges of the Supreme Court maintain a protocol that—except in exceptional cases—where a judgment has been reserved, the judgment should be delivered within three months of the hearing conclusion or the last receipt of submissions (excluding court vacation periods).

Where there is concern about delay in the delivery of a judgment, a party’s legal representative may contact the President of the Queensland Law Society or the President of the Bar Association of Queensland.

The President may then approach the Chief Justice to enquire when the judgment delivery may occur. They don’t disclose the identity of the party initiating the approach.

The Chief Justice will consult with the Judge concerned and notify the President who, in turn, will notify the legal representatives.