The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic): Some Reflections on Civil Justice and the Need for Further Reform” – Peter Cashman; “Changing the Culture of Litigation in Victoria: Ten Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)” – Corey Byrne; “Should Uniform Civil Case Management Principles ‘Overarch’ or ‘Override’? Comparing Victorian and New South Wales Active Case Management After a Decade of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)” – Sonya Willis; and “Evaluating the Impacts of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic): Critical Disclosure and Unanswered Questions” – Genevieve Grant and Esther Lestrell. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Commemorating 10 Years of the Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic)”.
This issue of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice is a Special Issue focused on “Class Actions”. Against the backdrop of the ALRC and VLRC inquiries into class actions and litigation funding currently underway, this very timely issue covers the following articles: “Class Actions: Historical Highlights” – John Basten; “Class Action Commencement in Australia: A Practical Approach” – Nick Beaumont SC; “The Use and Abuse of Security for Costs in Class Actions” – Peter Cashman; “Competing Class Actions: A Suggested Solution through Certification” – Michael Legg; and “Cost Effectiveness and Case Management in Class Action Settlements” – Samuel J Hickey and Michael Legg.