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Some changes to High Court reserved judgment distribution

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The Chief High Court Judge, Justice Geoffrey Venning, says there have been some adjustments to the court's processes for the distribution of reserved judgments.

He says that in all cases - except judgments of public interest - counsel will now have three hours to advise the registry of any issues regarding publication before a reserved judgment is sent to the media and legal publishers.

The delay before judgments of public interest are sent to media or publishers will continue to be one hour.

"Legal publishers and media organisations who have indicated an interest in a particular case will now also receive a copy of the judge's synopsis of the judgment and identification of any restrictions on publication, along with the judgment," Justice Venning says.

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