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Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, 7th edition (eBook)

Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials, 7th edition (eBook)

Colbran, S; Spender, P; Douglas, R; Jackson, S, 2019

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Civil Procedure: Commentary and Materials is an essential resource on civil procedure for students and practitioners


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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


Related Titles

Colbran et al, LexisNexis Study Guide: Civil Procedure, 2nd ed, 2019
Hemming & Penovic, Civil Procedure in Australia, 2015
Simmons, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Civil Procedure, 2016
Zillmann & Hemming, LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Civil Procedure, 2016


Stephen Colbran is a Professor of Law and Dean of Law, School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University.

Peta Spender is a Professor at the ANU Law School, Australian National University and a Presidential Member of the Australian Capital Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Roger Douglas is an Emeritus Professor of Law at La Trobe University where he has taught since 1972.

Sheryl Jackson is a former Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology.

Molly Townes O’Brien is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University.

Tania Penovic is a Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

Table of Contents

Ch 1 Court Adjudication in the Civil Justice System
Ch 2 Case Management and the Overriding Purpose
Ch 3 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Ch 4 Jurisdiction
Ch 5 Non-compliance, Amendment and Time
Ch 6 Limitation of Actions
Ch 7 Commencing Proceedings
Ch 8 Service
Ch 9 Appearance
Ch 10 Joinder of Parties and Actions
Ch 11 Group Proceedings
Ch 12 Pleading
Ch 13 Summary Disposition
Ch 14 Discovery
Ch 15 Further Means of Obtaining Evidence
Ch 16 Affidavits
Ch 17 Interlocutory Procedures
Ch 18 Settlement
Ch 19 Trial
Ch 20 Appeal and New Trial
Ch 21 Costs
Ch 22 Enforcement

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