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Sequential trial model rubbished in Victoria

Victorian Court of Appeal has just slammed the use of the ‘’sequential trial model’ (STM) in a bitter family dispute involving breaches of trust and fiduciary duties. Hoh v Ying Mui Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 203 The STM was proposed by the trial Judge due to what he described as the extraordinary breadth of issues in dispute and…

Don’t forget to mediate!

The more we utilise the skills of accredited mediators and commercially-minded lawyers, the better returns will be for those most in need. This was the frank reminder from Rares J in the Federal Court yesterday for parties to litigation to take a realistic, commercial and principled approach to resolving disputes as early as possible. Not…