The new Supreme Court practice direction 18 of 2008 – Efficient Conduct of Civil Litigation requires extensive steps to be taken at all stages of the litigation and commences on filing the claim. The steps include conferencing, document management protocols, an electronic preference for disclosure and document management, including at trial; agreed document plan, identification of...
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Look Design and Development Pty Ltd v Sweeney & Anor [2015] QDC 36 A useful reminder of the Court’s discretion under Part 6 of the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (CPA) and r 5 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (UCPR) – despite the claim being close to trial, objections to a range of matters,...
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The concept of taking crime survivors into prisons or parole centres to meet with offenders to dialogue about the effects of crime appears radical, but at its heart, it’s about building relationships and restorative justice is the outcome. The Sycamore Tree Project (STP) first started in 1995 under the auspices of Prison Fellowship International. In...
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