Presentation on theme: "THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA CORPORATIONS. AIMS To expedite access in Corporations matters; To expedite hearings, especially of short matters; and To."— Presentation transcript:
AIMS To expedite access in Corporations matters; To expedite hearings, especially of short matters; and To standardize the procedure for disposing of such matters
URGENT CORPORATIONS MATTERS All urgent Corporations applications, including ex parte applications, will be heard by the rostered Corporations Duty Judge.
There are three Corporations Duty Judges in Queensland: Dowsett J Associate:(07) 3248 1131 Greenwood J Associate:(07) 3248 1151 Logan J Associate:(07) 3248 1121
The identity of the rostered Corporations Duty Judge may be ascertained: –by reference to the published Court List on the Courts website (www.fedcourt.gov.au); orwww.fedcourt.gov.au –by telephoning the Registry (07 3248 1100). Urgent applications may be arranged on any Court sitting day by contacting the associate to the rostered Corporations Duty Judge.
For urgent Corporations matters out of business hours or on days other than Court sitting days, a party may contact the Duty Registrar by 0407 469 171. –Practitioners should identify Corporations matters as such. –The Registrar will immediately liaise with the rostered Corporations Duty Judge.
DELEGATED JURISDICTION Registrars have power to deal with the matters set out in Schedule 2 of the Federal Court (Corporations) Rules 2000.
Corporations matters within the delegated jurisdiction of a Registrar are initially made returnable before a Registrar on Fridays at 9.30 am. The Registrar deals with matters within his or her delegation provided that he or she considers it appropriate to do so.
The Registrar may adjourn to the rostered Corporations Duty Judge, or allocate to the docket of a Corporations Panel Judge, matters which he or she considers inappropriate to be dealt with under delegation.
OTHER MATTERS All other matter are, in the first instance, made returnable before the rostered Corporations Duty Judge. The party commencing a matter is to nominate the return date at the time of filing the relevant process, such date being a Friday not more than 21 days after such filing.
CORPORATIONS PANEL All Corporations matters which are not dealt with by the rostered Corporations Duty Judge or by a Registrar will be allocated to the docket of a Corporations Panel Judge. The Corporations Panel in Queensland consists of the following Judges: Dowsett J Greenwood J (Panel Co ordinator) Logan J
After allocation, all arrangements in relation to any interlocutory application should be made by contacting the Associate to the docket Judge. Notices of motion or other applications may then be filed with return dates inserted. In general, a party who proposes to contact the docket Judge should first discuss suitable dates with other parties. Should the docket Judge be unavailable, a party may approach the rostered Corporations Duty Judge.
CORPORATIONS LIST The rostered Corporations Duty Judge sits on Fridays from 9.30 am to deal with matters referred from the Registrars list and such other matters as are returnable or fixed for hearing on those days.