"Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation explores the way in which Australian judges reconcile the objectives of justice and efficiency - for the parties to the case and for the community - in mega-litigation. This issue is situated within broader theoretical debates about the role of courts and the purpose of civil procedure. It is also considered as part of the practical and legal developments in civil procedure over the last century; most significantly, the rise of case management as a means of improving efficiency and increasing access to justice. Many examples of mega-litigation are used to illustrate the nature of this species of litigation, the challenges it presents, and the ways in which those challenges have been resolved"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction Justice and efficiency as aims of civil procedure What is mega-litigation? Mega-litigation in the justice system Justice and efficiency in civil procedure : theoretical perspectives A brief history of justice and efficiency in civil procedure The current position in England The current position in Australia The mega-litigation judge Procedural techniques in mega-litigation Justice and efficiency in mega-litigation Conclusions.
KU3488.5 .O45 2019
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Online version: Olijnyk, Anna, author. Justice and efficiency in mega-litigation Chicago : Hart Publishing, 2019
Oxford ; London : Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.