Banking & Finance List

Practice Note

The Practice Note PNCI 3-2010 deals with the operation of the Banking and Finance List.

Practitioners are also referred to the Civil Directions Group page for Consent Orders and standard Directions Guidelines and Orders.

Operation and Management of the Banking and Finance List

The Banking and Finance List is established under Order 34A.06(1)(c) of the Rules of Court. Order 34A.06(4) provides that the Banking and Finance List shall consist of any proceeding arising out of, concerning or related to, any transaction involving the provision of credit, including a proceeding concerning a mortgage or guarantee or a proceeding for the recovery of possession of land.

Judges in Charge and contact details

Judge Cosgrave is Judge in Charge of the Banking and Finance List. When Judge Cosgrave is absent, Judge Kennedy assumes this responsibility.

Directions dates and times 

Alternate Fridays commencing at 10:00am (except public holidays and Court holidays) and at other times upon arrangement with the Judge's Associate in accordance with procedures set out in the Practice Note.

Banking and Finance List Users Group

A Users Group has been established. The Banking and Finance List Users Group presently comprises the following representatives:

  • Peter Agardy, Counsel
  • Bart Carew, Counsel
  • Maryann Louchnan, Counsel
  • Anton Trichardt, Counsel
  • David Reichenberg, Gadens Lawyers
  • Neil Jack, Freehills
  • Michael Johns, Maddocks Lawyers

Financial Counselling

The Judge in charge of the Banking and Finance List may direct a party to undertake financial counselling.

The Financial Counselling Pilot Program is offered in partnership with Kildonan Uniting Care and is free, independent and confidential. Financial Counselling takes place prior to trial and provides a further opportunity for managing the dispute.

If you would like the Judge to make a direction for financial counselling please indicate this in your draft consent orders. If the Judge makes an order for financial counselling, you must complete a Financial Counselling Referral form.

Enquiries and Feedback

Any enquiries about the operation of the Banking and Finance List should be directed to the Associate to the Judge in charge of the List.

Any feedback about the operation of the List will be welcomed.