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First Year Subjects: Contract Law Notes, Criminal Law Notes, Legal Professional Conduct Notes
Second Year Subjects: Property Law Notes, Administrative Law Notes, Business Associations Law Notes
Third Year Subjects: Litigation (Civil Procedure) Law Notes, Litigation (Criminal Procedure) Law Notes, Evidence Law Notes, Federal Constitutional Law Notes
Elective Subjects: Commercial Law Notes, Intellectual Property Law Notes, Legal and Social Theory Notes

Table of Contents for Litigation - Civil Procedure Law Summary Notes


1.  Introduction. 4

A.   How to use Cram Notes. 4

B.   Abbreviations. 5

2.  Case Management. 5

A.   New South Wales. 5

B.   Federal Court 5

C.   Overriding Purpose Rule. 5

i.        CPA. 5

ii.       UCPR. 6

D.   Other Aims. 6

i.        Justice. 6

ii.       Efficiency. 7

3.  Cost Orders. 7

A.   Definitions. 7

i.        Party/party costs (costs on an ordinary basis) 7

ii.       Solicitor/client costs. 7

iii.      Costs on an indemnity basis. 7

B.   At the end of legal proceedings. 7

i.        CPA. 7

ii.       UCPR. 7

1)     Indemnity basis. 8

C.   Settlement & Compromise. 8

i.        UCPR. 8

1)     Offer of compromise mechanism (Part 20 Div 4) 8

2)     How to assess costs/penalty provision (Part 42 Div 3) 9

4.  Alternative Dispute Resolution. 10

A.   Similarities between Mediation and Arbitration.. 10

B.   Differences between Mediation and Arbitration.. 10

C.   What cases can be referred to Mediation or Arbitration?. 10

D.   Costs. 10

E.   Duty to participate in good faith.. 10

5.  Transfer of Cases & Cross-Vesting Scheme 11

A.   Transfer of cases under Private International Law.. 11

6.  Originating Process. 12

A.   Commencing Proceedings. 12

B.   Service of Originating Process. 12

C.   Service Generally. 12

D.   Service Overseas. 12

E.   Response to Originating Process. 13

7.  Orders preserving Property, Evidence and Assets. 13

A.   Preservation of Property (Interim Preservation Orders) 13

B.   Anton Piller Order (Search Order) 13

i.        UCPR (Part 20 Div 3) 14

ii.       Practice Note. 14

C.   Mareva Orders. 14

i.        UCPR (Part 20 Div 2) 15

ii.       Practice Note. 15

iii.      Ancillary orders to Mareva orders. 15

8.  Joinder of Parties & Causes of Action. 15

A.   Anshun estoppel (Restriction on Joinder of Causes of Action) 15

B.   The joinder procedure under the UCPR.. 17

i.        Sues/Sued in Same Capacity. 17

ii.       Common Question of Law or Fact 17

1)     “Transactions” 17

iii.      General principles. 17

iv.      Joinder of Plaintiffs. 17

v.       Joinder of Defendants. 18

C.   Joinder by leave of the court under r 6.19. 18

D.   Joinder by court order (r 6.24) 18

i.        Difference between Joinder under r 6.19, r 6.24 and r 6.28. 19

E.   Costs where there are multiple parties. 19

9.  Consolidation of Proceedings. 19

10.      Representative Actions & Group Proceedings. 20

A.   Representative action rule. 20

i.        Some differences between r 7.4 and 6.19. 20

B.   Group proceedings (Federal) 20

i.        Application. 20

ii.       Discontinuance. 21

C.   The representative person.. 21

D.   Costs. 21

11.      Pleadings & Statement of Claim.. 22

A.   Contents of statement of claim/summons. 22

B.   Proceedings commenced by statement of claim... 22

C.   Form of pleadings generally. 22

D.   Verification of pleadings. 23

E.   Response to pleadings. 23

F.    Amending pleadings. 23

i.        Civil Procedure Act 23

ii.       UCPR (part 19) 23

iii.      Cases. 23

iv.      Mistake. 24

G.   Specifically pleaded?. 25

H.   Challenging pleadings. 25

I.    Particulars. 25

J.    Admissions. 26

12.      Summary Disposition. 26

A.   Summary judgment (i.e. no trial) 26

B.   Default judgment 27

i.        How does the defendant defend against default judgment?. 27

C.   Dismissal for want of prosecution.. 27

D.   Discontinuance and withdrawal 27

13.      Evidence 28

A.   Definitions. 28

i.        Relevance. 28

1)     Common law test 28

2)     UCPR. 28

ii.       Document 28

iii.      Possession, custody or power 28

iv.      Duty to inquire. 29

B.   Notice to produce for inspection.. 29

C.   Discovery. 29

i.        Steps in the discovery process. 29

1)     Application for discovery. 29

2)     D provides list of documents. 30

3)     Access to documents discovered. 30

ii.       Implied authenticity of documents discovered. 30

iii.      Subsequently found documents to be made available. 30

iv.      Breach of rules for discovery. 30

1)     Incomplete list 30

2)     Breach of undertaking not to disclose (UCPR r 21.7) 31

D.   Subpoena to produce. 31

i.        UCPR Part 33. 31

ii.       Grounds for setting aside. 31

E.   Preliminary Discovery and Inspection (i.e. prior to proceedings) 32

i.        To ascertain prospective defendant’s identity or whereabouts (r 5.2) 32

ii.       Documents from prospective defendant (r 5.3) 32

iii.      Documents from other persons (r 5.4) 33

F.    Interrogatories (UCPR Part 22) 33

G.   Medical examination.. 33

H.   Expert evidence (UCPR Part 31 Div 2) 34

Preview the Litigation - Civil Procedure Law Summary Notes

 

First Year Subjects: Contract Law Notes, Criminal Law Notes, Legal Professional Conduct Notes
Second Year Subjects: Property Law Notes, Administrative Law Notes, Business Associations Law Notes
Third Year Subjects: Litigation (Civil Procedure) Law Notes, Litigation (Criminal Procedure) Law Notes, Evidence Law Notes, Federal Constitutional Law Notes
Elective Subjects: Commercial Law Notes, Intellectual Property Law Notes, Legal and Social Theory Notes

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