Subpoenas and Notices to Produce
The University General Counsel is the only staff member authorised to receive subpoenas for the production of documents. Please direct anyone serving a subpoena, or any subpoenas served by mail, to Legal and Compliance in Room CH235, Chancellery Building, Newcastle campus (Callaghan).
The University General Counsel and Legal and Compliance cannot accept service of subpoenas to attend to give evidence. Subpoenas to give evidence must be served directly on the individual called upon to give evidence.
Persons wishing to serve subpoenas on the University or any of its employees for the production of documents should serve the documents to:
The Proper Officer
The University of Newcastle
c/- Legal and Compliance (CH235)
Callaghan NSW 2308
The prescribed amount of conduct money must be paid for all subpoenas. If the amount of conduct money is not prescribed then the minimum cost of handling a subpoena at the University is $75.00. Payment must be provided upon service of the subpoena.
The minimum amount covers up to 2 hours of staff time searching records, copying/scanning up to 100 pages and delivery of the documents to the court or tribunal. If the time involved and records located go beyond these, the University may contact you to discuss payment of additional costs as follows:
- professional staff time at $275 per hour
- administrative staff time at $75 per hour
- photocopying documents at $0.20 per page
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.