Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials

Stephen Colbran, Peta Spender, Roger Neil Douglas, Sheryl Jackson, Molly Townes O'Brien, Tania Penovic

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Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive analysis of the practical and theoretical issues encountered in Australian civil procedure, including alternative dispute resolution. This text combines a wealth of primary and secondary materials from all jurisdictions. The common law is clearly set out, together with extensive practical commentary. Each chapter features in-depth questions and notes together with further readings, to aid and extend understanding of the issues. It also examines and discusses each substantive and procedural step in the trial and appeal process.

Topics include jurisdiction of a court to consider a matter, alternative dispute resolution, limitation of actions, commencing proceedings and case management, service, pleading, parties and joinder, gathering evidence, trial and appeal, costs, enforcement and practical directions. Federal, state and territory procedures are covered.

This seventh edition contains completely revised and updated commentary, legislation, Rules of Court, cases and articles.

• Covers all jurisdictions to equip students for practice Australia-wide
• Authoritative commentary and analysis
• Includes extensive discussion of alternative dispute resolution
• All chapters include questions, notes and further reading
• Aids and extends students understanding of the issues
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChatswood NSW Australia
PublisherLexisNexis Butterworths
Number of pages1192
ISBN (Electronic)9780409348859
ISBN (Print)9780409348842
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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