Professor Michael Legg
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Special Issue on the 10th Anniversary of the Victorian Civil Procedure Act 2010
The Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) was enacted 10 years ago and commenced operation on 1 January 2011. It was an Act aimed at reforming and modernising the laws, practice, procedure and culture for the resolution of civil disputes in Victoria. The Editors invite submissions on the ground-breaking reforms encapsulated in the State of Victoria’s Civil Procedure Act.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Artificial Intelligence and Litigation – Future Possibilities” – Don Farrands; and “The Impact of Self-represented Litigants on the Administration of Justice in the Federal Court of Australia” – Emma Garrett. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial Comments on “COVID-19 and Online Courts” – Michael Legg and “The Seven Tenets of Civil Justice” – Roderick Joyce QSO QC; Case Notes: “Morality in Price Fixing: Lodge Real Estate Ltd v Commerce Commission” – Stephen Rankin; and New Zealand Watch: “Courts and COVID-19: Delivering the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis” – David Harvey.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Litigation Funding of Class Actions Approved in Queensland while Maintenance and Champerty Remain the Law” – Wayne Attrill; and “Documents Within Reach: Discovery “Powers”” – Alexander Sloan. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial Comments on “Lawyers to Be Able to Take Percentage of Class Action Damages in Victoria but Questions Remain” – Michael Legg and “”People Who Live in Glass Houses”: Fearn v Tate Gallery Board of Trustees” – Roderick Joyce, QSO, QC; and Case Notes: “The End of the Chorley Exception in Australia: Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow” – Benjamin Teng and “Craig v Williams: Allegations of Apparent Bias” – Matthew Mortimer.
The latest Part of the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice includes the following articles: “Evaluating Damages in Shareholder Class Actions for Misleading Conduct and Breach of Disclosure Duties” – Lynsey Edgar; and “The Future of Law” – Sir Geoffrey Vos. Also in this Part is the editorial and the following sections: Commentary: “The Woolf and Jackson Reforms” – Roger Quick; Case Notes: “Morris-Garner v One Step (Support)  2 WLR 1353;  UKSC 20: Negotiating (Or ‘Wrotham Park’) Damages for Breach of Contract” – William Fotherby; “Durie v Gardiner: New Zealand’s New Public Interest Defence to Defamation Claims” – Thomas McKenzie.
Thomson Reuters is extremely pleased to announce that Professor Michael Legg has joined the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice as its new Co-General Editor, working alongside the current General Editor Roderick Joyce QSO QC. A Professor of Law at UNSW Sydney, Michael is the Director of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Research Initiative at UNSW Law, and Director of the Law Society of NSW Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) research stream in the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation at UNSW Law, having played a key role as the academic committee member on the ground-breaking FLIP Report launched by the Law Society of New South Wales in March 2017. The Journals Team warmly welcomes Professor Legg to the Journal looks forward to his insights and ideas in helping readers to navigate the current and future landscape of civil litigation and procedure in Australia and beyond.