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All court judgments to be delivered electronically

25 Mar 2020 / courts Print

All court judgments to be delivered electronically

All court judgments will be delivered electronically or by post for the foreseeable future.

The Chief Justice and presidents of each court jurisdiction have agreed that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to minimise the exposure of persons using the courts to unnecessary risk, this will be the default position until further notice.

All written judgments of courts will be delivered by means of a copy of the judgment being sent electronically to the parties and a copy, subject to such redactions as would ordinarily apply, being posted as soon as possible on the Courts Service website.

The date and time of delivery to the parties will be notified in the Legal Diary.


The parties will be invited to communicate electronically with the court on issues arising (if any) out of the judgment such as the precise form of order which must be made, or questions concerning costs.

If there are such issues, and the parties do not agree in this regard, concise written submissions should be filed electronically with the office of the court within 14 days of delivery subject to any other direction given in the judgment.


Unless the interests of justice require an oral hearing to resolve such matters, any issues thereby arising will be dealt with remotely and any ruling which the court is required to make will also be published on the website and will include a synopsis of the relevant submissions made, where appropriate.


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