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Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation
Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation

Justice and Efficiency in Mega-Litigation

LAW

192 Pages, 6.141732 x 9.212598

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $90.00 (US $90.00)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781509910892

Rights: US

Hart Publishing (Jun 2019)

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Overview

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.

Author Biography

Anna Olijnyk is Lecturer at Adelaide Law School, Australia.