I previously wrote about the structure of the Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2012 in my article Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2012 - costs disclosure and expert evidence. The structure of the Act has not appeared to have changed since it was introduced as a Bill.
By way of summary, the Act:
- empowers the Court to make orders about costs disclosure;
- empowers the Court to make orders about the costs of proceedings;
- empowers the Court to make orders managing expert witnesses; and
- removes duplicative certification requirements for frequent litigants.
The full authorised text from the Victorian Parliament is here.
On another note, at the cocktail party the Commercial Bar Association launched its new website: http://www.commbar.com.au