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Fast track to hearing: tips for your next expedition application

From time to time, applications are made by a party to proceedings to expedite the hearing because of a feature about the case raises a need for urgency (for example, a dying plaintiff). However, often when an application is made to fast track the proceedings, it can raise issues of prejudice for the respondent, by … Continue reading

The ABCs of legal writing

Immortalised in the George and Ira Gershwin song “Let’s call the whole thing off” is the disparaging of different approaches to pronunciation; “You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!” According to Wikipedia, the Gershwin song intentionally uses a non-standard pronunciation as an exaggeration of … Continue reading

The ‘need-to-knows’ of the new Federal Court Practice Notes

Twenty-six Federal Court Practice Notes came into operation with immediate effect on 25 October 2016. With all pre-existing practice notes and administrative notes being revoked, little room has been left for error. For solicitors, as creatures of habit, reform of the court practices and procedures may be met with utter panic. But, the outlook is … Continue reading
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