Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice (JCivLP)
Vital reading for all civil dispute practitioners
About the Journal
The Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice (ISSN: 1839-4574) is vital reading for all civil dispute practitioners and scholars. It brings together the many and varied issues encountered in practice, procedure and litigation, which cannot currently be found in a centralised resource.
Under the leadership of General Editor Roderick Joyce QSO QC and Professor Michael Legg, this quarterly journal will address civil litigation and practice issues. Each issue will comprise editorials, articles and case notes, comments and/or book reviews on a wide range of topics. Its Editorial Board comprises practitioners and experts from around Australia as well as from the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.
Roderick (Rod) Joyce QSO QC commenced practice as a barrister sole in 1975 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985. He served as Judge of the District Courts of New Zealand from 1993 to 2014, and was a member of the New Zealand Rules Committee between 2002 and 2011. Rod is currently a Delegate of the Legal Complaints Review Office of the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, an Academic Fellow at the Faculty of Law of the University of Auckland, and a Continuing Legal Education instructor at the New Zealand Law Society. He is also General Editor of Thomson Reuters New Zealand product: Civil Procedure: District Courts and Tribunals. Before his service as a judge, Rod appeared in a wide range of civil and criminal cases at all court levels in New Zealand, as well as before the Privy Council in London prior to the establishment of the New Zealand Supreme Court. He has been actively involved in legal education for the last 20 years. In 2013, he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the judiciary.
Michael Legg is a Professor at UNSW Law. He specialises in complex civil litigation, including regulatory litigation and class actions. He has written extensively on civil procedure and class actions. He holds law degrees from UNSW and the University of California, Berkeley and is admitted to practice in Australia (NSW) and the United States (New York Bar). Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Class Actions Committee.
Case Notes Editor
Louise Beange, Solicitor
Court Watch Editor
Dr Bernard Cairns, Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, University of Tasmania
John Emmerig, Partner, Jones Day
Australian Capital Territory
Professor Peta Spender, Professor of Law, Australian National University; Presidential Member, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACTCAT)
New South Wales
Professor Michael Legg, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
Professor Bobette Wolski, Associate Professor of Law, Bond University
Edward Stratton-Smith, Barrister, South Australian Bar
Chris Gunson, Barrister, Tasmanian Bar
Katja Levy, Special Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs; Barrister, Western Australian Bar
Professor Trevor Farrow, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada; Director of Clinical Legal Education, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada; Chair, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
Roderick Joyce QSO QC,Legal Complaints Review Office Delegate, New Zealand Ministry of Justice; Honorary Academic Fellow, University of Auckland, Faculty of Law; Continuing Legal Education Instructor, New Zealand Law Society.
William Fotherby, Associate, Dechert LLP; Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand Bar
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The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following articles: “Federal court practice and changes in discovery” – Hon Justice Bruce Lander; “Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth), s 79 – State law in federal jurisdiction” – Judge DJ McGill SC; “On proprietary trespass: The availability and application of hypothetical bargain damages” – Brian Mason; “Proportionality: A cultural revolution” – Trevor CW Farrow; and “The Czech Arbitration Court: Online forms of dispute resolution” – Tereza Bartoskova. There is also a Comments section discussing indefeasibility of title, private nuisance and unincorporated associations. Finally there is a review of Class Actions in Australia by Damian Grave, Ken Adams and Jason Betts. Not to be missed!
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Reflections on judgment writing” – Hon John Doyle AC; “Dealing with querulous litigants – part one” – Judge Roderick Joyce QC and William Fotherby; “Justice and efficiency – the Federal Court Case Management Handbook” – BC Cairns; and “Case appraisal and neutral evaluation: The creation of objective standards for negotiating settlement of protracted civil disputes” – Mark J Rankin. There is also a Comments sections covering such topics as special property; practical litigation; summary judgment and discovery rules, plus much more.
The first ever issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes several interesting articles and sections on a wide range of topics. There are articles on the importance of early identification of issues in litigation, efficiency and cost in different legal cultures, security for costs against impecunious plaintiffs and preliminary discovery, discovery to identify a party and non-party discovery. There is also a book review and a Comments section. This new journal is not to be missed!
The first Part of the brand new Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is almost ready to be released! To give you an idea of what you can expect from the Journal, we’ve put together an Information Package containing all the information you need to know if you want to subscribe to the journal, plus abstracts of the articles that will be included in the first issue.
Thomson Reuters is proud to announce the forthcoming new Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice. If you want access to a range of articles, case notes, comments and more on a broad range of practice, procedure and litigation topics, then this is the journal for you.