Be prepared. Be clear about what you want
to say and speak slowly and clearly. Wait for your turn to speak and do not interrupt the Judge or other party.
You must always conduct yourself courteously in Court. Bow to the Registrar or Judge as you enter and leave the court room, turn off mobile phones and do not eat or drink in court.
Address the Judge as "Your Honour" or the Registrar as "Registrar". Stand to speak and sit while the other party speaks. Do not interrupt or talk over the Judge, Registrar or other parties.
Pleadings, such as statements of claim, summonses and defences are a part of the Court's record of the proceedings. Other documents on which you wish to rely to support your case, including affidavits, must be handed up as evidence at the hearing. This is called "tendering the evidence". You may not be allowed to use such documents unless you have given them to your opponent well before the hearing in accordance with orders made at a directions hearing.
You will have an opportunity to make submissions about your case, the evidence received and the other party's case at the hearing