In civil litigation the parties are generally responsible for conducting the litigation. They do this by:
The process of bringing a civil action to trial in the Supreme Court of Tasmania is set out in Part 22 - Trials of the Supreme Court Rules 2000. Part 22 consists of the following Divisions:
Division 6 - Assessment of damages or value (rules 583-587)
When you enter or leave a courtroom where the Judge or Master is hearing matters it is customary, out of respect, to bow slightly (as if nodding). You should also bow and remain standing when a Judge or Master enters or leaves the courtroom.
Address the Judge as "Your Honour", "Sir" or "Madam".
Address others only by their titles and surnames, including lawyers, witnesses and court staff.
Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted in Court rooms. Smoking is not permitted in Court buildings.
Mobile phones must be switched off when in any Court room.
Fees and percentages to be taken in all proceedings, including Probate actions.
Costs of a writ of execution which may be directed to be levied.
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