13 July 2011 Commencement of the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) - News Alert

By Georgina King, Associate

The federal government has announced that the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth) will commence on 1 August 2011. The legislation imposes requirements for prospective litigants to take geniune steps to resolve a dispute before proceedings are commenced in the Federal Court or Federal Magistrates Court.

For detailed information about these changes in law, please see our earlier articles, Genuine steps before going to court and Guide to the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011.

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