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Civil Dispute Resolution

Civil Dispute Resolution
Balancing Themes and Theory

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  • Publication planned for: February 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2022
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316606346

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  • Understanding how to resolve conflicts between private parties is essential for Australian lawyers. Civil Dispute Resolution: Balancing Themes and Theory presents a comprehensive framework within which both civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution are addressed. This framework, based on balancing competing objectives of dispute resolution, simplifies and explains the many aspects of resolving disagreements between private parties. The book guides readers through every aspect of civil dispute resolution including the interaction between negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation as means to resolve civil disputes and the many stages of litigation, from the commencement of proceedings through to judgment and enforcement. The balancing themes are applied to demystify the resolution of civil disputes, including the role of specialist courts and tribunals, alternatives to court, pleadings, gathering documentary and witness evidence, legal costs, and trial preparation and attendance.

    • · Comprehensive framework within which both civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution are addressed · Balances competing objectives of dispute resolution · Explores interaction between negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation · Suitable for all Australian jurisdictions
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: February 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316606346
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2022
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Civil Disputes and their Means of Resolution:
    1. Introduction to civil dispute resolution
    2. Balancing competing objectives – the key themes of civil dispute resolution
    3. Access to justice and open justice
    4. Alternatives to court: ADR
    5. Managing court resources through ADR and summary disposition
    6. Lawyers, legal costs and their role in civil dispute resolution
    7. Managing resources through specialist courts and tribunals
    Part II. Litigation: The Crucial Last Resort:
    8. Interactions between parties and the courts
    9. Commencing proceedings
    10. Parties and pleading
    11. Party documents – the voyage of discovery
    12. Obtaining relevant information (alternatives to interparty discovery)
    13. Protection of documents: privilege and confidentiality
    14. Witness evidence pre-trial
    15. Trial preparation and attendance
    16. Judgment, appeals and enforcement.

  • Author

    Sonya Willis, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Dr Sonya Willis is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School.  Sonya researches and teaches primarily in civil procedure and private international law. Sonya is currently engaged in researching the potential for an online litigant vulnerability assessment tool.

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