Applications for costs and non-publication orders: Civil applications in the Local Court
by Lizzie McLaughlin
Applications for costs and applications for suppression or non-publication are common requests received from clients in at the beginning or the end of their criminal proceedings.
They are not often pursued and generally an accused person has a criminal charge to focus on or a life to get on with at those points in proceedings.
These applications are important tools for the criminal practitioner and vital in keeping the justice system efficient and accountable.
This paper provides an overview of the law and procedure of these areas of law
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