Pre-action protocols: Are they really as inconvenient as they are made out to be?

Joshua Facchin is a final year student from the University of Tasmania, studying a combined degree of Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (Hons). He elected to undertake his Honours research in the field of dispute resolution. Specifically, he focussed on the civil procedure rules regarding pre-action requirements (or protocols). The title of Joshua’s research project was, “Pre-Action Requirements: Are they really as inconvenient as they are made out to be?”. The paper explored the function of pre-action protocols within the Civil Dispute Resolution Act2011 (Cth) and how effective they are in resolving matters while upholding access to justice. It also analysed the rationales of the New South Wales and Victorian Governments in not legislating for similar pre-action protocols on a state level. In 2021 Joshua wishes to complete his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and be admitted as a legal practitioner.

Joshua can be contacted at Linked In.

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About Dr Olivia Rundle

Dr Rundle is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. She has worked as a nationally accredited mediator and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Dr Rundle is especially interested in the role of lawyers in dispute resolution processes and the policy environment that positively encourages lawyers to engage with dispute resolution. She teaches and researches in broad areas of Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure and Family Law.

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