Default and Summary Judgments – Short Term Win? (Case Update)
Start time 13 Apr 2021 1:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 13 Apr 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Speaker Peter A Clarke, Barrister, Victorian Bar
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Designed for Legal Practioners
Product Code S21130
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Default and Summary Judgments – Short Term Win? (Case Update)

1.0
13 Apr 2021 1:00pm - 13 Apr 2021 2:00pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

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Making an application for default judgment when a defendant fails to defend the matter by the applicable time is prescribed by the relevant rules in Victoria. Issues arise when a plaintiff may choose to “Snap on" a default judgment, which may be considered by the courts as negative practice or acting in bad faith resulting in an adverse costs order when the judgment is set aside.

This seminar provides a case update on the issue of “snapping on” default judgments and will discuss concerns the courts have regarding this approach.

This session will also discuss:

  • The applicable principles and considerations you need to weigh up before applying for summary judgment; 
  • The test the courts apply when deciding to order summary judgement;
  • Instances where the courts have dismissed claims on the basis of a lack of evidence by the plaintiff.

Presented by: Peter A Clarke, Barrister, Victorian Bar