Inquiry into Vexatious Litigants

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The Law Reform Committee was given terms of reference for the inquiry into vexatious litigants with the final report to be tabled in Parliament by 4 December 2008. Vexatious litigants are people who repeatedly begin court proceedings without any reasonable grounds for their cases. The Committee was asked to look into the effect that vexatious litigants have on the court systems and on the people or companies who they take court proceedings against, and whether the current laws are effective in dealing with vexatious litigants. The Committee tabled its final report in Parliament on 4 December 2008.

Final report

cover of the final report for the Inquiry into Vexatious Litigants

The Committee tabled its final report in Parliament on 4 December 2008. The Committee made 32 recommendations aimed at preventing and managing vexatious litigants in the justice system where possible, and restricting access to the courts only in serious cases. The report is pdf available for download as a pdf file 3.86 Mb.

If you would like a hard copy of the report, or if you have any other questions relating to the inquiry, please contact the Committee on (03) 8682 2851 or vplrc@parliament.vic.gov.au.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2011