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LOCAL COURT ACT 2007

- As at 30 November 2016
- Act 93 of 2007

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Regulations
   5.      Repeal and savings and transitional provisions
   6.      Review of Act

   PART 2 - THE LOCAL COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

           Division 1 - Constitution and jurisdiction

   7.      Constitution of the Court
   8.      Single Magistrate to constitute the Court
   9.      Jurisdiction
   10.     Divisions of the Court
   11.     State-wide jurisdiction

           Division 2 - Magistrates

   12.     Composition of the Court
   13.     Appointment and qualifications of Magistrates
   14.     The Chief Magistrate
   15.     Deputy Chief Magistrates
   16.     Acting Magistrates

           Division 3 - Assessors

   17.     Assessors

           Division 4 - Registrars and other officers

   18.     Registrars and deputy registrars
   19.     Registrar’s functions generally
   20.     Exercise of functions by registrars, assistant registrars and other officers of the District Court
   21.     References to registrars

           Division 5 - Exercise of jurisdiction

   22.     Sittings of the Court
   23.     Arrangement of business of the Court
   24.     Contempt of court
   24A.    Disrespectful behaviour in Court

           Division 6 - Rules of court and practice notes

   25.     Local Court Rule Committee
   26.     Rules generally
   27.     Practice notes
   28.     Court may give directions in circumstances not covered by rules

   PART 3 - CIVIL JURISDICTION

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   29.     Jurisdictional limit of Court
   29A.    Money claim-meaning

           Division 2 - Jurisdiction

   30.     Conferral of jurisdiction
   31.     Jurisdictional limits may be exceeded for certain money claims
   32.     Jurisdiction in proceedings for review of contracts
   33.     Certain jurisdiction excluded
   34.     Jurisdiction when cause of action or defendant outside the State
   34A.    Jurisdiction in company title home unit disputes

           Division 3 - Proceedings in Small Claims Division

   35.     Procedure generally in Small Claims Division
   36.     Conciliation of parties
   37.     Costs in Small Claims Division

           Division 4 - Appeals from the Local Court

   38.     Judgments and orders final
   39.     Appeals as of right
   40.     Appeals requiring leave
   41.     Determination of appeals

           Division 5 - Rules

   42.     Rules in civil jurisdiction

   PART 4 - SPECIAL JURISDICTION

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   43.     Definitions
   44.     Application of Part

           Division 2 - Commencement of proceedings

   45.     Commencement of proceedings by application notice
   46.     Commencement of proceedings by police officer or public officer
   47.     Commencement of private actions
   48.     Application notice to be for one matter only
   49.     Service of application notice
   50.     When proceedings commence
   51.     Time limit for commencement of proceedings
   52.     Relationship to other law or practice

           Division 3 - Hearing of proceedings

   53.     Time for hearing
   54.     Proceedings to be open to public
   55.     Change of venue
   56.     Right to defend action
   57.     Right of representation
   58.     Conduct of case
   59.     Evidence to be on oath
   60.     Recording of evidence
   61.     Adjournments
   62.     Irregularity
   63.     Power to dispense with rules
   64.     Power to stay proceedings
   65.     Arrest of respondent during proceedings
   66.     Witnesses and production of evidence
   67.     Warrants of arrest and warrants of commitment
   68.     Enforcement of orders for payment of money
   69.     Costs
   70.     Appeals

           Division 4 - Rules and forms

   71.     Rules in application proceedings
   72.     Forms
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4


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