(Jackson and Pastellas)


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. There is also a comparative table for each rule (comparing the Uniform Rule with the previous rules in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts) and an explanation of the changes effected by the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules.

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. 

 
What's New?

Subscribers are alerted to the following significant case updates

Rule 5 - philosophy - overriding obligations of parties and court - application of rule - examples - opportunity to present case; expert evidence

Sanrus Pty Ltd v Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 162 (18.6.2019)

Rule 427 - expert evidence - purpose of rule; discretion informed by rule 5

Sanrus Pty Ltd v Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 162 (18.6.2019)

Rule 681 - general rule about costs - costs follow the event - determination of separate questions did not justify separate costs order

Lake Laurel Pty Ltd v Nichols Constructions Pty Ltd (No 3)  [2019] QSC 152 (14.6.2019)

Rule 212 - documents to which disclosure does not apply - waiver of privilege - unintended disclosure

Sanrus Pty Ltd v Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 144 (7.6.2019)

Rule 212 - documents to which disclosure does not apply - waiver of privilege - general principle

 Sanrus Pty Ltd v Monto Coal 2 Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 144 (7.6.2019)

Rule 430 - contents of affidavit - family provision applications

Baker v Baker [2019] QDC 92 (7.6.2019)

Rule 700A - costs of a proceeding generally - estates of deceased persons and trusts

Baker v Baker [2019] QDC 92 (7.6.2019)

Rule 149 - statements in pleadings - causation

Chan v Macarthur Minerals Ltd [2017] QSC 13 (7.6.2019)

Rule 171 - striking out pleadings - no reasonable cause of action - examples

Chan v Macarthur Minerals Ltd [2017] QSC 13 (7.6.2019)

Rule 112 - how ordinary service is performed - service by e-mail

Thompson v Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue (Qld) Inc [2019] QCA 110 (6.6.2019)

Rule 79 - sequence of hearings - proceedings to be heard together

Wan v Merlot Gordon; Merlot Gordon v Olsen Lawyers [2019] QSC 142 (5.6.2019)

 

Link to Previous Case Updates

Other recent updates

  • Supreme Court Practice Direction No 18 of 2018 [Efficient conduct of civil litigation], issued 17 August 2018.
  • Supreme Court Practice Direction No 15 of 2018 [Persons under a legal disability], issued 6 August 2018
  • District Court Practice Direction No 6 of 2018 [Persons under a legal disability], issued 17 August 2018.
  • Uniform Civil Procedure Amendment and Repeal Regulation (No 1) 2018 [SL 127 of 2018], notified 24 August 2018.
  • Uniform Civil Procedure (Subpoenas) Amendment Rule 2018 [SL 128 of 2018]notified 24 August 2018.
  • Commentary to new Schedule 1A, Rules for proceedings under the Corporations Act, Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cwlth) or ASIC Act.

 

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