Model no more: querulent behaviour, vexatious litigants and the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 (Qld)

Bedford, Narelle and Taylor, Monica (2014) Model no more: querulent behaviour, vexatious litigants and the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 (Qld). Journal of Judicial Administration, 24 1: 46-60.

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Author Bedford, Narelle
Taylor, Monica
Title Model no more: querulent behaviour, vexatious litigants and the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 (Qld)
Journal name Journal of Judicial Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-7918
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 46
End page 60
Total pages 15
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the history and development of vexatious proceedings legislation in Queensland. It undertakes a case study of declared vexatious litigants and analyses the effectiveness of a legislative response. In light of recent national and international reforms, this article argues that the current legislative approach to dealing with vexatious proceedings in Queensland is no longer model and requires reformulation. It asserts that a system of graduated litigation limitation orders would provide for a more nuanced response to the issue of vexatious and querulous behaviour. The article concludes by emphasising the value of a multidimensional approach which includes practical, early intervention strategies in addition to legislation.
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