Terms of use

These are the terms of use for the Bench Books only

The suggested directions and accompanying text of the Bench Books are produced as guidelines only; they are not intended to lay down or develop any principles of law, but to reflect the law as it stands at any given time. These publications are copyright. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of them 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.

By opening the Bench Books you are agreeing:

  1. not to use the suggested directions and/or accompanying text for reproduction in any commercial publication or as a part of any commercial activity, other than for the purposes of preparing for a criminal court case, either as a practitioner (that is, a solicitor or a barrister) or as a member of the judiciary.
  2. other than as above (note 1), that the suggested directions and/or accompanying text will be for personal use only and any alterations made to the text will not be circulated.
  3. that if you wish to use the suggested directions and/or accompanying text in any other way, you will contact the:

Chief Executive
Judicial Commission of NSW
GPO Box 3634 Sydney, NSW 2001

Phone: +61 2 9299 4421
Email: judcom@judcom.nsw.gov.au