Queensland Law Society

Criminal courts, Easter 2018 and the Commonwealth Games

The Society, as a stakeholder, has attended various working groups with the courts and relevant agencies to discuss the impact of the Commonwealth Games on the operation of the courts, specifically, the criminal jurisdiction.

Practitioners should note that the Commonwealth Games are scheduled to run from 4-15 April 2018. Immediately prior to those dates is the Easter period.

It is envisaged that during that period trials and hearings will either not be heard or be heard on a limited basis. Practitioners should make enquiries with the relevant courts throughout the state.