The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice publishes the following articles: “Reasonable and proportional discovery in the digital paradigm: The role of lawyers and judges in the context of the New Zealand discovery rules” – David Harvey; “‘A different day in court’: Exploring the place of judicial mediation in Ontario’s alternative dispute resolution landscape” – Nicole Aylwin and Trevor C W Farrow; and “The system of employment rights dispute in Ireland” – Caroline Bergin-Cross. There is also a Comments section and case notes for the following cases: Cash Converters International LTD v Gray and Electricity Generation Corporation (t/as Verve Energy) v Woodside Energy Ltd.
The latest Part of the Australian Law Journal includes the following articles: “Gaining public confidence in the judiciary: Sir William Portus Cullen, Chief Justice of New South Wales, 1910-1925” – Tony Cunneen; and “The negation of venting in Australian sentencing: Denouncing denunciation and retribution” – Professor Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current issues; Conveyancing and Property; Family Law; Personalia; International Focus; Competition and Consumer Law; and Recent Cases. There is also a letter to the editor and an obituary for Kevin Maurice Waller.
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!