I’ve been given a Summons to give evidence in court and was wondering what the standard procedures are in the ACT for doing so.
The Summons was left on my front doorstep when I was out, and a message left on my mobile phone to that effect. This seems rather odd to me – don’t legal papers such as a Court Summons need to be hand-delivered in person so that the Processor can correctly identify the person he’s delivered it to?
Another thing – there’s no indication on the Summons as to who has Summonsed me, whether the Applicant or the Defendant. I would’ve expected Counsel for one party or t’other to first contact me and ascertain that I have any evidence worth giving before bothering to Summons me.