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Class Action in Common Law Legal Systems: A Comparative Perspective Hardcover – Nov 15 2004


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.a concise examination.it will provide an excellent source for those new to this subject, offering clear discussion of the major themes and extensive references to further reading. Jillaine Seymour Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 65/1 March 2006 .well organized and clearly written, especially in the light of the vast amount of legislation, policy reports, and cases that she assembles and analyzes.It is a masterful work. No policymaker, lawyer, professor, or judge with a significant interest in this type of litigation should be without this book. W.A. Bogart Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 2006 It is both of high academic merit and practical use. Whilst clearly there are complexities in class action proceedings, these complexities do not follow through into the author's explanations..an invaluable resource for any Law Reform Commission or Legal Advisory Body researching class actions. The text is a 'must have' for any Australian law library and for any academic or practitioner involved in class action proceedings. It is pretty good value too given the cost of legal texts in this day and age. Warren Pengilley Newcastle Law Review October 2005 ...refreshingly free of the turgid prose that is often associated with academic works. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. The Commonwealth Lawyer: Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association August 2005 ...a welcome, substantial, and valuable contribution...essential reading Susan M.C. Gibbons Law Quarterly Review Spring 2006 ..a noteworthy and timely endeavor,..aimed not only at professionals needing an up-to-date overview of several regimes, but also at comparative law and civil procedure scholars, who will applaud the attempt to disperse the fog and prejudices still attached to this type of litigation. .this is an important book, which lays out the current law concerning three 'grown up' class action regimes.essential reading.. Dr Carla Crifo Civil Justice Quarterly 2005 .an exceptionally intelligent and comprehensive study of the class action as it has developed in a number of common law jurisdictions.There is an embarrassment of riches within the pages of Mulheron's study. The usefulness and scope of the material contained within this volume is much too plentiful to be adequately captured in this review. Mulheron often uses tables to contrast important differences between the jurisdictions, and there is a useful appendix containing relevant legislation. This book will surely be of great value to judiciary across the common law world, and should also be the first port of call for a practitioner confronted with a class action. Mulheron's comparative approach is also of substantial academic value. John Townsend Common Law World Review 36 1 (72), 2007

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Rachael Mulheron is currently Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.

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