A Civil Litigation Practice Manual

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In this new text, A Civil Litigation Practice Manual, the author, Assistant Professor Hugh Zillmann, the Director of Bond University's Practical Legal Training Program, draws upon his extensive experience as both a legal practitioner and legal academic, to provide a user-friendly introduction to and explanation of the practical aspects of the civil litigation process.
The manual is concisely formatted and presented in a narrative style, which tracks the stages of civil litigation, highlighting important procedural aspects of the process, as well as providing useful practical tips.

The text is designed and structured to provide a link for the latter year law student/newly admitted practitioner, to enable them to understand the practical aspects of what they have learned during their degree studies and be in a position to apply that knowledge, both during practical legal training, as well as legal practice.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Civil Litigation and Civil Procedure

Chapter 2: Jurisdiction: The Adversarial System

Chapter 3: Jurisdiction of the Courts

Chapter 4: Commencing a Civil Legal Proceeding

Chapter 5: Service of Process

Chapter 6: Mechanisms of Appearance

Chapter 7: Pleadings – An Introduction

Chapter 8: Pleadings: Reply; Counter Claim and Amendment

Chapter 9: Parties and Causes of Action

Chapter 10: Discovery, Inspection and Interrogatories

Chapter 11: Summary Disposal and Discontinuance of an Action

Chapter 12: Interlocutory Proceedings and Defining the Questions for Trial

Chapter 13: ADR and Settlement of Actions

Chapter 14: The Trial

Chapter 15: Judgment

Chapter 16: Appeals

Chapter 17: Costs of Litigation
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherThomson Reuters (Scientific) Inc. & Affiliates
Number of pages285
ISBN (Electronic)9780455241340
ISBN (Print)9780455241333
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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