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Delegation to Chief Clerks 

Civil Procedure Act 2005

Pursuant to section 13 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005, I direct that a chief clerk of the Court (including a person acting as a chief clerk) may exercise the functions of the Court as stated in Parts 1 and 2 of the schedule to this direction.

Dated: 28 November 2022

A S Bell

Chief Justice of New South Wales                                                                       


Part 1

The functions of the Court as provided for in Column 1 but subject to the restriction (if any) mentioned in Column 3.

The matter in column 2 is inserted for convenience of reference only and does not affect the operation of the direction.

Column 1Column 2Column 3

Civil Procedure Act 2005

Section 98CostsIn respect of a judgment given by default under Part 16 of the Rules
Section 100Interest up to JudgmentIn respect of a judgment given by default under Part 16 of the Rules


Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005

Part 16Default judgmentRestricted to the following:
a) judgment for possession of land under UCPR 16.4
b) judgment for a liquidated demand under UCPR 16.6.
c) judgment for a mixed claim under UCPR 16.8 but only if the claims are for possession of land and a liquidated demand.
Rule 36.10Filing of certificates
Rule 36.11Entry of judgment and ordersUnless the Court directs entry to be effected in a specified manner.


Part 2

  1. Certifying a copy of a judgment, order or document to be a true copy, sealing a judgment or order that has been given or entered in proceedings, or sealing and signing a document that accurately sets out the terms of the judgment or order given or entered in proceedings where the registrar, or other proper officer of the Court, is authorised under any Act or Commonwealth Act or under the rules to issue or furnish a certificate, sealed copy or office copy of the document.
  2. Issuing subpoena.