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Elegals Litigator's Toolkit (Jackson and Pastellas) is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld). It includes the complete Uniform Civil Procedure Rules, extensive commentary and analysis incorporating new cases weekly, and access to Practice Directions, and forms.
Elegals Litigator’s Toolkit (Jackson and Pastellas) makes finding the right rule (and knowing what to do with it when you get there) simple. An Overview & Key Features, and a Beginner's Guide is provided for each chapter. An expert commentary is provided for each rule within each chapter.
We have also included the easiest way to access forms prescribed by the Rules, practice directions, costs and fees, relevant legislation and relevant caselaw; wherever possible, they are linked. In practical terms, this means that users can access all of that material at the click of a button, without leaving their desktop.
Our unique "Search Toolkit" function finds the information you want and takes you to the source at the click of a button.
The principal contributors to the Elegals Litigator’s Toolkit (Jackson and Pastellas) are Sheryl Jackson (former Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, QUT), and Julie Pastellas (senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, QUT). Numerous additional contributions have been made by specialist academics and private practitioners.
Subscribers are alerted to the following significant case updates
Rule 94 - persons under a legal incapacity - who may be ligation guardian - generally - no conflict of interest
Wheatley v The Public Trustee of Queensland as Litigation Guardian of BBJ  QDC 84 (15.5.2020)
Rule 95 - persons under a legal incapacity - appointment, removal or substitution by court
Rule 31 - applications in a proceeding - time for service - not applicable to application for judgment under r288
Shannon v Simmons  QSC 115 (13.5.2020)
Rule 681 - costs orders against non-parties - liquidators, receivers, company directors
SJG Developments Pty Ltd v NT Two Nominees Pty Ltd (in liq)  QSC 104 (8.5.2020)
Rule 211 - duty of disclosure - in the possession or under the control
Schebella v Schebella  QDC 74 (8.5.2020)
Rule 269 - receivership generally - remuneration - determination of receiver's remuneration
Re: Kirman & Harris  QSC 99 (6.5.2020)
Rule 272 - receivership generally - powers - directions
Re: Kirman & Harris  QSC 99 (6.5.2020)
Rule 116 - substituted service - affidavit evidence
Middencorp Electric Pty Ltd v Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions Pty Ltd  QDC 72 (1.5.2020)
Rule 211 - restrictions on use of disclosed documents - release of implied undertaking - release by court order
Yarwook (Decd) v Smith  QSC 89 (22.4.2020) (22.4.2020)
Rule 429B - Court may direct experts to meet - not necessary for joint expert report to comply with rule 428
Miles v Editshare Asia Pacific Pty Ltd (in liq)  QCA 78 (21.4.2020)
Other recent updates
Uniform Civil Procedure (Referees) Amendment Rule 2019 [SL No 135 of 2019] (issued 12/07/2019) (replacing rules 501-505 in Chapter 13) The aim of the amendments is to increase the use of referees in Queensland.
Supreme Court Practice Direction No 4 of 2020 (Case Flow Management - Civil Jurisdiction) (issued 3/3/2020). The Practice Direction repeals and replaces Practice Direction No 17 of 2012.
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