Area of Law – Practice and Procedure

An Article about Magistrates’ General power to make directions

MAGISTRATES – general power to make directions
This is a very handy section to remember when you are asking for a direction that is not ordinarily made. The Magistrates Court Act gives a general ‘cover all’ power to the Court to make directions that help speed the case along, in an effective, prompt and economical way.

MAGISTRATES’ COURT ACT 1989 – SECT 136

Directions
136. Directions

The Court may, except where otherwise provided by this or any other Act, at any stage of a proceeding, give any direction for the conduct of the proceeding which it thinks conducive to its effective, complete, prompt and economical determination.

 

Date: 01/09/2009