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Civil Procedure : Law Principles and Practice - Sonya Willis

Civil Procedure

Law Principles and Practice


Published: 18th July 2012
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Civil Procedure examines the fundamental principles and concepts of this area of law. This book aims to provide an accessible yet comprehensive text for Australian students. Civil Procedure analyses many relevant cases and legislation and systematically discusses and clarifies the complexities within this discipline. It also highlights the Court hierarchy and legislative frameworks for all Australian States and Territories. Part A introduces civil procedure and covers the chronological progress of civil litigation from precursors to litigation right through to judgment and appeals. It includes explanations of case management, commencing proceedings, pleading, documentary processes, privilege, preparation of witness evidence and trial itself. Part B covers special topics in civil procedure and concepts which arise throughout litigation. It explains interactions with the court, summary disposition, legal costs, settlement, alternative dispute resolution and specialist courts and tribunals. An excellent resource for law students, Civil Procedure provides visual summaries in the form of flow charts, and each chapter includes key concepts and end-of-chapter discussion questions, further reading and useful websites and links. It also introduces students to key examinable areas, legal style essays, problems and assessment.

About the Author

Sonya Willis lectures in Civil Procedure at the University of Sydney and is a New South Wales solicitor.

'A fresh and comprehensive text. It's quality work... The (flow diagrams and tables) from this book were clear and useful and able to be given to students to help rather than confuse them... The balance in this book is to be commended as a pedagogical step forward.' - Dr. Kieran Tranter, Griffith University.

Table of Cases Table of Statutes About the author Acknowledgments Preface How this textbook works Key points for succeeding in assessment tasks Key examinable areas PART A The civil litigation process Chapter 1 Introduction to civil procedure Chapter 2 Case management and other pre-commencement considerations Chapter 3 Commencing proceedings Chapter 4 Pleadings and particulars Chapter 5 Party documents Chapter 6 Obtaining relevant information: Alternatives to interparty discovery Chapter 7 Protection of documents: Privilege and confidentiality Chapter 8 Pre-trial witness evidence Chapter 9 Trial preparation and attendance Chapter 10 Judgment and appeals PART B Important considerations in civil procedure Chapter 11 Interactions between the parties and the courts Chapter 12 Summary disposition: The cases courts reject Chapter 13 Costs: The litigation gamble Chapter 14 Alternative dispute resolution Chapter 15 Tribunals and specialty litigation Index

ISBN: 9781420256482
ISBN-10: 1420256483
Series: Law Principles and Practice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 18th July 2012
Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 1