New law brings to an end the jurisdictional crisis in the District Court of New South Wales

30 November 2018

Nicola Nygh, Claudia Dela Cruz and Ekaterina Zotova explore the evolution and the resolution of the jurisdictional crisis afflicted the District Court this year.

On 28 November 2018, the Governor of New South Wales gave his assent to the Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 3) 2018 (the Act), which clarifies the jurisdiction of the District Court of New South Wales over actions arising out of commercial transactions. The Act inserts section 44(1)(c1) to the District Court Act 1973 (NSW) (the DCA), which finally resolves the jurisdictional crisis which afflicted the District Court this year. Continue reading…