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 Use of electronic bundles in the High Court - applies to civil and criminal jurisdictions

The original practice note came into effect on 25 July 2016.  The revision merely revises references to the Higher Courts and High Court Rules in the original document so that they are consistent with the terminology used in the Senior Courts Act 2016

  • Practice Note 2016 for the use of electronic common bundles and casebooks in the High Court rev 1 2017 (PDF, 619 KB)


Sentencing in the High and District Court

These matters are now dealt with by Part 5A Criminal Procedure Rules 2012.


Criminal Procedure Act 2011 : arrangements for sentence indications for protocol cases from 5 October 2017

Relevant document :


Criminal Procedure Act 2011 arrangements from 1 July 2013

Relevant documents :


Search and Surveillance Act 2012


Section 30(6) Evidence Act 2006


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