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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Australian Civil Procedure 10th ed isbn 9780455230696

Australian Civil Procedure 9th ed

ISBN13: 9780455229355
New Edition ISBN: 9780455230696
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780455226729
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Now in its ninth edition, Australian Civil Procedure maintains its standing as Australia’s most authoritative work in its field. With its detailed analysis of the law and its scholarly discussion of issues, this work provides a comprehensive treatment of the civil justice system in Australia.

The ninth edition brings the statutory and rule-based frameworks in all Australian jurisdictions entirely up to date. Additions and alterations incorporated into this edition include:-

  • Revision of the general text to incorporate the new Federal Court Rules 2011.
  • Consideration of the court’s continuing role in the pre-trial preparation and management of litigation, especially following the High Court decision in Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd v Australian National University.
  • Discussion of the emerging importance of attempting settlement negotiations before suing in a court.
  • Inclusion of recent developments in summary judgments, following the High Court decision in Spencer v Commonwealth.
  • Revision of the inter-relationship of federal and State jurisdiction and its consequences for the jurisdiction of State courts.
  • Reconsideration of how to amend pleadings and of court processes.
  • Review of legal professional privilege, including litigation privilege.
  • Expanded discussion of trial processes, including reference to a special referee, procedural fairness at trial and unrepresented litigants.
  • An update of costs, including cost capping and security for costs.
  • The work is essential reading for students and practitioners navigating the Australian civil justice system.

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Jurisdiction
2. Managing Litigation and the Adversary System
3. Commencing Proceedings
4. Service of Process
5. Appearance
6. Pleading
7. Pleading Practice
8. Amendment
9. Parties and Causes of Action
10. Discovery, Interrogatories and Inspection
11. Settlement
12. Summary Disposal and Discontinuance of Litigation
13. Preserving and Inspecting Subject Matter of Litigation
14. Interlocutory Proceedings
15. Evidence
16. Trial
17. Costs
18. Appeals and New Trials
19. Enforcing Judgments.