In the some NSW Courts for liquidated claims, when a Defendant has filed a Defence (and if any, a Cross-Claim) the Court will list the matter for a Pre-Trial Conference.
In case managed lists, the Court allocates a date for a Pre-Trial Conference when the Statement of Claim is filed.
Prior to the Pre-Trial Conference
- the Plaintiff should have drafted proposed Consent Orders which outlines the orders required for the progression of the case; and
- the Defendant should agree or propose amended Consent Orders.
If the parties cannot agree to Consent Orders, the Judicial Registrar may assist with the resolution of the disagreement at the Pre-Trial Conference. Once Consent Orders are agreed, the Court will make the orders, list the matter for Status Conference or if appropriate, allocate a date for Mediation, Arbitration or Trial.
In the District Court, the legal representative or their agent who appears is required to have adequate knowledge of the case and sufficient instructions, which allows the Court to make orders and directions. It is important to note any adjournment due to insufficient instructions may result in costs orders against you.
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