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LABOUR COURT AND LABOUR APPEAL COURT: PRACTICE DIRECTION 1 OF 1999
The Acting Judge President issued the following practice direction on 23 September 1999.

  1. Practice Directions 1 of 1996 and 1 of 1997, issued in respect of the Labour Court, both included practice directions to the effect that Judges of the Labour Court were to be addressed and referred to as 'Judge X' and that the expressions 'Your Lordship' and 'Your Ladyship' or similar expressions were not to be used in respect of Judges of the Labour Court. No such practice direction was issued in respect of Judges ofthe Labour Appeal Court. There was no justification for this inconsistency.

  2. In order to end this inconsistency and the confusion arising from different modes of addressing the Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court and the High Courts, the Acting Judge President has issued the following practice direction in respect of the mode of address in respect of both the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court:

    (A) In accordance with the mode of address used in the High Courts, which have the same status as the Labour Court, with immediate effect, the way a Judge of the Labour Court must be addressed and referred to is the same as the way a Judge of the High Court is addressed and referred to.

    (B) In accordance with the mode of address used in the Supreme Court of Appeals, which has the same status as the Labour Appeal Court, with immediate effect, the way a Judge of the Labour Appeal Court is to be addressed and referred to is the same as the way a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal is addressed and referred to.