New South Wales Premier & Cabinet has published the M2016-03-Model Litigant Policy for Civil Litigation

The policy is said (at [3.1]) to go beyond acting in accordance with the law and beyond lawyers ethical requirements. Aspects of the policy at [3.2] include dealing with claims promptly, paying legitimate claims without litigation and acting consistently in the handling of claims.

The new policy also includes Guiding Principles for Civil Claims for Child Abuse.

 

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