For the time being, it is business as usual with the Supreme Court, insofar as the judges and their associates are still processing s84 applications, typically on the papers.
This may change at any time, with the imminent introduction of stage 2 of the COVID-19 shutdown in Victoria.
We are yet to know how trials are going to be processed, but there is a commitment amongst the legal and related professional communities to continue operating in a manner where those operations are consonant with sound public health outcomes.
Trials may well proceed either by way of video conferencing or subject to social distancing protocols such as having a limited number of people in the Court room at any one time.
I’ll update with further developments as they become known.
*Matthew Townsend has an online blog, Restrictive Covenants in Victoria, in which he discusses cases and news about restrictive covenants in Victoria.