Prof David Bamford enlightens Master's students on developments and trends in international civil law procedure

Posted on June 07, 2013

Prof Bamford served as Dean of the Flinders Law School from 2007 to 2012 and in 2013 he was appointed Associate Head (International) for the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.  Presentations by international experts not only expose our students to worldwide developments and approaches, but also contributes to the internationalisation of our Faculty of Law, says Dean André Boraine.

In his presentation dealing with recent trends in Anglo-Australian civil law procedure, Prof Bamford discussed three broad trends in Anglo-Australian civil law procedure, namely the growing role of the court in civil litigation, minimising adjudication and legal costs, including increasing court fees, event versus activity based costing, costs capping/proportionality and litigation funding.

In his presentation on Civil Trials trends & developments, Prof Bamford used contextual analysis and explored the areas of significant change within trials, i.e. the disappearing trial, the disappearance of the jury in countries such as England, Australia and New Zealand, expert evidence, trial management, ADR and the new paradigm of the Family Court of Australia.

Professor David Bamford

Advocate Willem Gravett and Professor David Bamford

Published by Erhardt Maritz

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