The dangers of communicating directly with the court

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

Evaluating witnesses in an online court

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

Lawcover tips for managing some key risks in litigation practice

Professional negligence claims can often arise from complex litigation. JANICE PURVIS and CANDICE PERRIMAN outline some ways to recognise and manage the risks.

Federal Court approves discovery from the US for Australian proceedings

If the party seeking to utilise 28 USC § 1782 in Australian proceedings first seeks the Australian court’s approval, and the proposed application is limited…

Preliminary discovery and employment litigation

A prospective applicant may apply to the Federal Court under rule 7.23 of the Federal Court Rules for preliminary discovery from a prospective respondent. By…

Taming the dragon: Enforcing contracts in China

A bilateral agreement can provide Australian parties with a ‘bridge’ into the mainland China court system and its enforcement processes. By NIGEL COTMAN SC and…

How the Internet of Things will affect the future of litigation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest phase in the evolution of the internet, bringing with it unprecedented access and insights into people’s lives….

Informal communications with judges’ chambers: a professional and risk management issue

There are well established and clear protocols for communications with judges and judges’ chambers. However, breaches of protocols are not uncommon. By GREG COUSTON and…

The atypical CEO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Partner of Maddocks Michelle Dixon is different to the leaders of most major firms in several notable ways. Despite her…