Civil Procedure Act 2005
Pursuant to section 13 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005, I direct that a registrar of the Court (including a person acting as the registrar or as a deputy to the registrar) may exercise the functions of the Court as stated in Parts 1 to 3 of the schedule to this direction. Dated: 28 November 2022
A S Bell
Chief Justice of New South Wales
As detailed below or download the Schedule as a PDF.
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.
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005
Part 2 Supreme Court Rules
The functions of the Court as provided for in Column 1 but subject to the restriction (if any) mentioned in Column 3.
Part 3 General
1) Orders under the following legislation as provided – The matter in column 2 is inserted for convenience of reference only and does not affect the operation of the direction.
Where the application is not opposed
Leave to creditor, contributory or officer to be heard
2) Any judgment by consent and any order by consent.
3) Accepting an undertaking given to the Court for the payment of a sum of money within a time specified in the undertaking.
4) The vouching or passing of the account of a receiver, manager, guardian, trustee, mortgagee or other fiduciary or the taking of any account, the making of any inquiry or the doing of any other thing to which Uniform Civil Procedure Rules Part 46 applies and which is directed by any judgment or order. (This paragraph does not apply in relation to accounts referred to in section 85 of the Probate and Administration Act 1898,)
5) Certifying a copy of a document to be a true copy where the registrar is authorised under any Act or Commonwealth Act or under the rules to issue or furnish a certificate or office copy of the document.
6) Order for costs provided it is unlikely in the opinion of the registrar that the costs will exceed $20,000.
7) Any matter which a Judge or an Associate Judge may conduct or deal with and is referred to a registrar by order of a Judge or Associate Judge.
8) Accepting an undertaking, or the continuation of an undertaking, given to the Court.
9) A registrar may exercise the functions of the Court for the purposes of, and in respect of all matters incidental to, the exercise of the registrar's powers under any Act, under any other provision of the rules, or under this direction.
10) A registrar may exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Court under the Mutual Recognition Act or under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act.
11) Issuing subpoena.
Note: Powers of the Registrar in Probate continue as specified in Supreme Court Rules Pt78.