Common Law Division
Common Law Division (PNCL 1-2016)
Common Law Division (PNCL 1-2016) Published 3 December 2015 - Effective 18 January 2016. This practice note provides information on the operation and management of the Common Law Division (which is divided into the General, Defamation, Medical, Applications, Family Property, WorkCover, Serious Injury and Confiscation Lists).
Family Property List
This practice note provides detailed information on the operation and management of the Common Law Division's Family Property List.
Operation and Management of the Medical Division (PNCI 3-2009) This Practice Note deals with the operation of the Damages & Compensation List - Medical Division.
Changes to Judges in charge (PNCI 5-2008) This Practice Note supersedes all other existing WorkCover Practice Notes and the Consolidated Practice Note - Operation and Management of the County Court Civil Lists (Melbourne Registry) insofar as it applies to the WorkCover Division
Practice Note - Applications by Solicitor for Costs
This Practice Note specifies the requirements for an application by a solicitor for costs pursuant to s134AB(31) of Accident Compensation Act 1985 or s344(7) of Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013, following resolution or judgment in a damages proceeding.
Practice Note - Procedure for Mediations in the Common Law Division
This Practice Note specifies the procedures to follow where the standard mediation order is made. It applies to all lists in the Common Law Division except the Family Property Division which has own guidelines.
Practice Note - Referral of medical questions to a Medical Panel
This Practice Note applies the following procedures where, in applications to the County Court for leave to bring proceedings for damages at common law pursuant to s335(2)(d) of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 or s134AB(16)(b) of the Accident Compensation Act 1985, a party seeks to refer medical questions to a Medical Panel pursuant to s274 of the WIRC Act.
Practice Note - Self Represented Litigation
This Practice Note applies only to the management of matters within the Common Law Division, where one or more of the parties are self represented (“Self Represented Litigation”).