Friday, February 19, 2010

Business Courts in the United States and Around the World


Sydney, Australia has maintained a commercial court for over 100 years. It was established in 1903 under the Commercial Causes Act as a division of the state Supreme Court. The Court operates under the guide of a Commercial List setting the types of cases and issues that it may hear. The Commercial List also contains a function mandating summary and informal pleadings and a flexible approach to discovery and other interlocutory issues with a view to expedition and saving costs. Six judges are assigned to this Court, 3 under the Corporations List and 3 under the Commercial List. The Commercial Court has been very effective and generally praised as a tool for those involved in complex business litigation.

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