CLP4 – Managing Complex Litigation


  • Semester 2 2014


This subject covers a range of issues arising for commercial litigation practitioners during the conduct of matters involving complex litigation.

This subject aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage complex matters calling for the use of new and emerging technologies in case preparation and presentation.  


At the end of this subject you will be able to:

  • confidently manage matters calling for the use of new and emerging technology in case preparation and case presentation
  • apply privilege principles (legal professional privilege, privilege against self-incrimination and privilege against exposure to penalties) to both pre-trial matter management and the conduct of litigation
  • discern and evaluate the legal and practical issues which arise in class actions and other multi-party litigation
  • advise on issues relating to the conduct of international litigation and arbitration, including the drafting of dispute resolution clauses, conduct of arbitrations and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments


  • Taking instructions and managing the client
  • Setting up and managing the project team
  • Advanced privilege issues
  • Class actions
  • Electronic litigation
  • International dispute resolution


The College of Law’s teaching and learning model is based upon continuous assessment and feedback, enabling you to become a better lawyer.

The assessment in this subject includes:

  • advice about electronic litigation (20%)
  • advice about privilege (20%)
  • written exam (60%)
  • non-assessable activities for which you will receive individual feedback on your progress

If you enrol in this as a single subject on a non-award basis then you do not have to complete the assessment.


This subject is valued at 0.145 EFTSL