District Court CivilNSW

This comprehensive and easy-to-follow publication provides commentary and civil law precedents for the conduct of proceedings in the District Court of New South Wales.

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Overview

This comprehensive and easy-to-follow publication provides commentary and civil law precedents for the conduct of proceedings in the District Court of New South Wales.

Written by experienced civil lawyers, the publication has been designed to assist both seasoned legal practitioners and junior team members, who are acting for either a plaintiff or defendant, and include the following supplementary guides:

  • 101 Subpoena Answers;
  • Demonstrating the Use of Precedents;
  • Enforcement.

From letters of demand and offers of compromise to final hearing, appeals and enforcement, this publication provides focused and practical guidance on procedure and documents and is a must-have for all lawyers acting for clients in the District Court.

Precedents provided with this publication include:

  • Library of letters of demand and example response to letter of demand;
  • Example offer of compromise and Calderbank offer;
  • Library of example consent orders;
  • Example content for seeking injunctive relief;
  • Example terms of settlement;
  • Example deeds of release;
  • Library of events for initiating application;
  • Example defence;
  • Example content for substituted service, and amending initiating application;
  • Example content for interlocutory steps including cross claim, defence to cross claim, summary judgment, summary dismissal, consolidation, security for costs, default judgment, and notice of discontinuance – content for both application and affidavits in support;
  • Example interrogatories, and content for setting aside subpoenas and notices to produce;
  • Example letter instructing expert witness and enclosing Expert Witness Code of Conduct.

The detailed Retainer Instructions ensures nothing is missed and the client is properly advised.

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  • Comprehensive library of legal precedents and forms


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    Full Commentary - District Court Civil (NSW) - Acting for the Defendant
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    Overview
    “Appeals from District Court decisions go to the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeal, depending on the type of case. See Appeal. The District Court Act 1973, the District Court Rules 1973, the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 and the Civil Procedure Act 2005 provide for conduct of proceedings in the ...”

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    Jurisdiction
    “The District Court is a creature of statute and has no inherent jurisdiction. It does have incidental jurisdiction, essentially to control its own proceedings. It is the intermediate court in the state's judicial hierarchy. In its civil district the District Court can deal with claims up to ...”

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    Limitation periods
    “Different limitation periods apply to different types of civil claims. See the commentary in the By Lawyers guides for the various applicable areas of law. Refer also to the Schedule of limitation periods in civil matters in NSW, the Limitation Act 1969 and the relevant legislation for the ...”

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