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Amendment No. 2 of 2020

With effect from 20 April 2020, the State Courts Practice Directions will be amended as follows:

  1. the existing Part V (consisting of Practice Direction 34 (Video-Conferencing using Skype)) will be deleted and replaced by the following Part:
    New Part V
  2. the existing Practice Direction 35 (Overview of the Court Dispute Resolution (CDR) process for civil cases) will be deleted and replaced by the following practice direction:
    New Practice Direction 35
  3. the existing Form 7A (Request for CDR Process) will be deleted and replaced by the following form:
    New Form 7A
  4. the existing Form 8 (Request for Skype Mediation / Confidentiality Undertaking for Skype Mediation) will be deleted.

These amendments remove references to the conduct of hearings using Skype, which is no longer applicable, and introduce more general provisions on the conduct of hearings by video conferencing or telephone conferencing using an approved remote communication technology.

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State Courts Amendment No. 2 Of 2020


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