High Court Amendment (Forms and Other Matters) Rules 2022
05 December 2022
The High Court Amendment (Forms and Other Matters) Rules 2022 were registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 21 November 2022.
The Amendment Rules update references to the Sovereign in the court forms to reflect the ascension of King Charles III and make provision for the Court to remove the court forms from the High Court Rules 2004 and to prescribe the forms instead by Practice Direction.
The Amendment Rules also implement the 4% increase to the scale of costs recommended by the Joint Costs Advisory Committee in its Fifteenth Report. The amendments to the scale of costs in Schedule 2 will apply in relation to all work done and services performed by solicitors after 1 January 2023.