The By Lawyers Magistrates’ Court Civil (VIC) Publication has been reviewed and updated to ensure that the content is in line with current law and practice.
The extensive review was performed by our author Nawaar Hassan, barrister at Isaacs Chambers. Like all By Lawyers authors, Nawaar takes a pragmatic approach to practice and procedure, drawing on her considerable litigation experience to provide information that will help lawyers confidently represent their clients.
Some of the enhancements to the By Lawyers Magistrates’ Court Civil (VIC) Publication as a result of this review include:
Expanded commentary on –
- Limitation periods.
- Costs disclosure and ensuring costs are fair and reasonable.
- Calderbank offers.
- Terms of settlement.
- Civil Procedure Act obligations.
- Pre-hearing conference.
New commentary on –
- Electronic filing.
- Small claims procedure.
- Case management.
- Use of audio-visual evidence.
- Bringing and defending counterclaims.
- Appeals to the Supreme Court.
We invite subscribers to explore this publication and to consider the wealth of assistance it offers lawyers appearing for clients in civil matters in the Magistrates’ Court.