Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific

J Corrin, D Bamford, Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific (2nd edn Intersentia Co, United Kingdom 2015)

Posted: 12 Apr 2016

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Jennifer C. Corrin

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law

David Bamford

Flinders University - School of Law

Date Written: April 12, 2015

Abstract

This book compares the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific. It explains the practical application of civil procedures in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply in the superior courts of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. An introductory chapter explains the origin of the rules and the factors that link and differentiate them. The preliminary considerations that should be weighed before proceedings are instituted are highlighted. In a separate chapter, the constitution and civil jurisdiction of the courts are explained. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed. The book also has a chapter on alternative ways of resolving civil disputes. The text describes recent changes to the rules and suggests further reforms that might be considered by South Pacific rule making bodies.The book is designed for use by legal practitioners and scholars interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It is also of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.

JEL Classification: V00

Suggested Citation

Corrin, Jennifer C. and Bamford, David, Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific (April 12, 2015). J Corrin, D Bamford, Courts and Civil Procedure in the South Pacific (2nd edn Intersentia Co, United Kingdom 2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2763379

Jennifer C. Corrin (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law ( email )

The University of Queensland
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia
07 33652295 (Phone)

David Bamford

Flinders University - School of Law ( email )

Adelaide S.A. 5001
Australia
(08) 8201 3884 (Phone)

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