A Pre-Trial Review is a court mention that is listed by the Court approximately 6 weeks from the date that a Defendant files a Defence in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court of New South Wales.
What is the purpose of a Pre-Trial Review?
Pre-Trial Reviews have two main purposes, to allow the parties to try and settle the matter, and a review of the matter to try and identify the matters or issues in dispute.
At the Pre-Trial Review, the parties are encouraged to attempt settlement of the dispute and in some circumstances, the Registrar will even assist the parties to settle their dispute. If a settlement cannot be achieved, the Court will make orders for the matter to proceed to Hearing, which may include the filing of pleadings or amended pleadings, allocate a date for the return of subpoena, filing witness statements, exchanging evidence, and listing a Hearing date.
In the Local Court, the parties are generally required to hand up a Pre-Trail Review sheet to the Registrar. The Pre-Trial Review sheet briefly outlines the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s case and the evidence that will be relied upon by the parties.
Any interlocutory applications (including issuing a subpoena) or application to orally examine witness should be made at the Pre-Trial Review.
What do we provide?
Unified Lawyers will act as your Court Agent and appear at the Pre-Trail Review on your behalf. Our lawyers will act according to your instructions and then provide you with a detailed report.
Our booking system makes engagement easy and our fees are easy on your client’s pocket. Many solicitors have found our services to be cost-effective, and a better use of time.
If you require any assistance, please contact one of our Sydney Court Agents by phone on 1300 667 461, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or online.