Reforming Civil Procedure

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This book proposes reforms to procedures for civil litigation that aim to reduce both cost and delay, and to make justice in civil cases involving disputes of facts more accessible.
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by Christopher Enright

This book proposes reforms to procedures for civil litigation that aim to reduce both cost and delay, and to make justice in civil cases involving disputes of facts more accessible.

These reforms are based on a structure that is inherent in litigation and which the author captures with a model labelled 'the model of litigation'. This model rests on the relationships between the three major ingredients of civil litigation, namely the elements of the cause of action, the material facts and the evidence that may prove or disprove these material facts.

The book proposes reforms in three areas:

  • pleading a case
  • assembling evidence - a process that incorporates what is now done by discovery
  • providing low cost legal aid

92 pages softcover

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About the Author
Christopher Enright is qualified as a barrister, solicitor and chartered accountant. In a former life he lectured in law and management at various universities. Christopher has a Master of Commerce (Management) degree from the University of New England. He has spent the last few years in working on books that were largely concerned with seeking to enhance the skills of lawyers in working with law. These have been published by Sinch Legal Group.

Details for other books from the series can be found here under the Non-Fiction / Law category or the Sinch website at www.legalskills.com.au.