Preparing expert evidence: ‘Render unto the expert the things that are the expert’s’

Lawyers should avoid interfering with the preparation of expert reports otherwise the report may be rejected as well as any oral evidence given under cross-examination.

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Less-paper practice: Paperless affidavits and expert reports

After 12 years of using less paper, I have identified several reliable rules. Allow people to work with paper without forcing people to work with paper.

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Good etiquette is good advocacy: Professional interactions in and out of court

As face-to-face court appearances resume, there has been an increase in reports of rudeness and intimidation from barristers and solicitors in court.

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Challenging legal professional privilege in multidisciplinary practices

The Federal Court’s much‑anticipated judgment in the dispute between the Commissioner of Taxation and PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding legal professional privilege.

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The dangers of communicating directly with the court

Practical guidance for legal practitioners on how to communicate with judges’ chambers.

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Evaluating witnesses in an online court

Evaluating witnesses and managing sources of bias in an Online Court.

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What junior solicitors wish you knew about privilege reviews

What junior solicitors wish you knew about privilege reviews.

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The courts and the pandemic: the role and limits of technology

NSW courts have readily embraced technology to continue to deliver justice. However, even in a pandemic, there will be limits to the use of technology.

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High Court rules on admissibility of evidence in animal cruelty case

The High Court has ruled that some (but not all) evidence obtained at a greyhound training facility is admissible despite being obtained improperly.

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Victoria set to allow lawyers to take percentage of class action damages

The Victorian Bill poised to change class actions practice and, arguably, Australian litigation culture.

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