The cost of civil litigation before intermediate courts in Australia



Publisher: Australian Institute of Judicial Administration in Victoria, Australia

Written in English
Published: Pages: 94 Downloads: 89
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  • Costs (Law) -- Australia.,
  • Civil procedure -- Australia.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-94).

StatementPhilip L. Williams ... [et al.].
ContributionsWilliams, Philip L., Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKU3765 .C67 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 94 p. ;
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1352842M
ISBN 101875527052
LC Control Number92243787
OCLC/WorldCa28548607

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[Philip L Williams; Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.;]. This book contains the first major comparative study of litigation costs and methods of funding litigation in more than 30 jurisdictions.

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The Act came into place on 7 Novemberbut by after a challenge in this court case from the High Court of Australia, was struck out by 12 December The Commonwealth argued that the Act was in conflict with the Federal Marriage Actwhich defined marriage as. In such cases, the court may, on the application of the parties or of its own motion, cap the costs of litigation under UCPR r (1) prospectively (Dal Pont –) or retrospectively (Nudd v Mannix [] NSWCA ); see NSW Civil Procedure Handbook at [CPA ], [r ], Justice Hamilton, “Containment of Costs: Litigation and.

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