The Local Court Bench Book is produced as a guideline only and is not intended to lay down or develop any principles of law, but to reflect the law as it stands at any given time.

This publication is copyright. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of it may in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior permission.

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not to use the Local Court Bench Book for reproduction in any commercial publication or as a part of any commercial activity, other than for the purposes of preparing for a court case, either as a practitioner (that is, a solicitor or a barrister) or as a member of the judiciary;

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other than as above (note 1), that the Local Court Bench Book will be for personal use only and any alterations made to the text will not be circulated

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that if you wish to use the Local Court Bench Book in any other way, you will contact the

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