Excellence, Innovation and Courtesy: Federal Court Procedure and Modernity

P. Ridge and J. Stellios (eds), The Federal Court’s Contribution to Australian Law: Past, Present, Future (Federation Press, 2018)

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 21-3

21 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2021

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Four decades after its formation, the Federal Court has clearly established itself as a Court of high standing which fosters excellence, innovation and courtesy. The lifespan of the Federal Court has seen the rise of statutory rights and remedies, the conferral of collective redress, as well as the emergence of the modern regulator and the managerial judge. This contribution will focus on significant challenges that have arisen during that time and the adaptation of civil procedure in response. It will use the Federal Court’s ethos of excellence, innovation and courtesy as a framework to illustrate how the Court has responded procedurally to the challenges before it.

Keywords: Federal Court of Australia

Suggested Citation

Spender, Peta, Excellence, Innovation and Courtesy: Federal Court Procedure and Modernity (2018). P. Ridge and J. Stellios (eds), The Federal Court’s Contribution to Australian Law: Past, Present, Future (Federation Press, 2018), ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 21-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3809506

Peta Spender (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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