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NCAT-Practice and Procedure

ISBN : 9780455235622
Publisher : Thomson Reuters
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Overview   Bringing together in one “super tribunal” the work of 22 separate tribunals, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) commenced operation on 1 January 2014.  It comprises four divisions: Administrative and Equal Opportunity, Consumer and Commercial, Guardianship and Occupational. NCAT – Practice and Procedure is a unique guide for those practising in NCAT. Designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers, this book provides the key legislation governing practice in the Tribunal and commentary on that legislation: the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013, the Administrative Decisions Review Act 1997 and rules and regulations made under those Acts. The legislation has been fully consolidated, capturing the latest amendments up to 1 June 2015. The authors, Mark Robinson SC, Dr Juliet Lucy and John Fitzgerald, with their expertise in all aspects of the conduct of the Tribunal, provide practical guidance about conducting proceedings in each of the Divisions.  The commentary covers the day to day operation of each Division, addressing matters such as making an application to the Tribunal, the Tribunal’s jurisdiction, lodgement of documents, seeking a stay, representation in the Tribunal, costs, appeals and an examination of representative cases.  “NCAT – Practice and Procedure” is an essential reference for both lawyers and self-represented litigants appearing in NCAT.  CONTENTS 1. Overview/history of NCAT 2. Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (annotated) 3. Civil and Administrative Tribunal Regulation  2013 (annotated) 4. Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2014 5. Administrative Decisions Review Act 1997 (annotated); 6. Administrative Decisions Review Regulation 2014 7. Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division 8. Consumer and Commercial Division 9. Occupational Division 10.Guardianship Division     “Practice in any of these Divisions should be assisted by access to the information provided in this book.  The authors have sought to cut through much of the complexity and to present the Tribunal’s powers, duties and procedures in a straightforward and accessible way.“   From the Foreword to this book by the Honourable Justice Robertson Wright, NCAT President          


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