ORDER OF CEREMONIES

 

Date:

Start time:

Finish time:

Court and Court Room#:

Claimant:

Defendant:

  1. Introductions:
    1. Claimant representation:
    2. Defendant representation:
    3. Clerk of Court / Judicial officer:
    4. Main Judge:
    5. Appeal judge 2:
    6. Appeal Judge 3:
  2. Claimant statement of case or
    1. Court reads out charges
  3. Plea:
    1. Unable to plea as the lawfulness of the claim is disputed and must be settled before the trial can begin (Jurisdictional challenge must be settled before trial = Pre-trial).
  4. PRE-TRIAL:
    1. Challenge on points of law:
      1. Claimant states lawful basis of claim
      2. Defendant opportunity for rebuttal
      3. Claimant opportunity for counter rebuttal
      4. Defendant final opportunity for counter rebuttal.
      5. Court determines  if there is a case to answer and proceeds to next step, or dismisses claim.
    2. Challenge for evidence disclosure:
      1. Defendant lists inadmissible evidence.
      2. Defendant list evidence they need.
      3. Claimant states why not needed, or not produced, or not available
      4. Court determines and make appropriate order for disclosure.
  5. TRIAL:
    1. Claimant presents evidence:
      1. Cross Examination by defendant:
      2. Further cross examination by claimant if required:
      3. Further cross examination by defendant if required:
    2. Defendant rebuts claimants evidence:
      1. Cross examination by claimant:
      2. Further cross examination by defendant if required:
      3. Further cross examination by claimant if required:
      4. Further cross examination by defendant if required:
  6. Judge / Jury retire to consider evidence:
  7. Judge / Jury give decision:
  8. Winner presents costs evidence:
    1. Cross Examination by looser:
    2. Further cross examination by winner if required:
    3. Final cross examination by looser if required:
  9. Judge makes cost award if appropriate.

Fill in when, where and who.

Tick if procedure is fair, and cross is not. If not write down point number and put in your comments on a separate sheet.

Date and sign this proforma, and any further sheets.

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