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Australian Courts of Law 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780195510072
ISBN: 0195510070
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Australian court system continues to be the subject of debate and disagreement. Since the appearance of the first edition, Australian Courts of Law has been the standard work on the Australian court system. Now fully revised and updated, it provides a succinct guide to, and analysis of Australian courts and tribunals, their jusrsidiction and their functioning. Australian Courts of Law provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all material pertaining to Australian sources. Controversial issues in recent years have included the need for better case management procedures by courts, the growing importance of alternative dispute resolution, and the relationship between courts and tribunals, as well as between specialist and generalist courts. The book traces the development of the Australian court system from their English and colonial origins and gives an up-to-date account of the modern system.;Australian Courts of Law is essential reading for all law students and high school legal studies students, and is recommended for anyone seeking an introduction to the Australian courts and the Australian legal system, or interested in further information on their workings and problems.

PART ONE: GENERAL PRINCIPLES; 1. The Development of Legal Systems; 2. The Common Law Background; 3. The Constitutional Background; 4. Organisation of the Judicial System
PART TWO: COURTS OF GENERAL JURISDICTION; 5. Criminal Jursidiction in Lower and Intermediate Courts; 6. Civil Jurisdiction in Lower and Intermediate Courts; 7. State and Territory Supreme Courts; 8. Federal Court of Australia; 9. High Court of Australia
PART THREE: SPECIALIST COURTS AND TRIBUNALS; 10. Family and Children's Court; 11. Industrial Court and Commissions; 12. Small Claims Courts and Tribunals; 13. Other Specialist Courts and Tribunals
PART FOUR: PROSPECTS FOR CHANGE; 14. Reform of Australian Courts