Three Softdocs suites, Federal Court Precedents, Fair Work Australia and NSW Land & Environment Court were updated since 6 April.
Federal Court Precedents
With effect from 1 April 2016, the Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will replace the current Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2005. Similarly, the Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 will replace the current Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006. The replacement Rules for each Court have been developed, in consultation with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, with significant input from Judges and Registrars, as harmonised rules for proceedings in both Courts in bankruptcy. The Federal Court’s new Bankruptcy Rules incorporate the harmonised rules for proceedings brought before the Federal Court under the Cross-Border Insolvency Act as Part 14. This update includes the new approved forms for use in bankruptcy proceedings.
Fair Work Australia
The following forms have been updated by the FWC:
FWA FORMF04 Objection to Application for Unfair Dismissal Remedy
Objection to Unfair Dismissal Application
FWA FORMF05 Application for Security for Payment of Costs
FWA FORMF09 Application for FWC to deal with an Unlawful Term. Dispute
FWA FORMF09A Employer’s Response to Appln for FWC to Deal with an Unlawful Termination Dispute
FWA FORMF34 Application for a Protected Action Ballot Order
FWA FORMF42 Application for an Entry Permit
FWA FORMF72 Application for an order to stop bullying
FWA FORMF73 Response from an employer/principal to an application for an order to stop bullying
NSW Land & Environment Court
All necessary changes set out under the practice note Approval of Forms under s 77A(1) of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 have been made, including the addition of the following new forms:
LEC FORM009 Statement of Cross-Claim (classes 5, 6 and 7)
LEC FORM010 Cross-Summons (classes 5, 6 and 7)
Provisions for Cross-claims have also been added to all relevant UCPR prescribed forms.
As a result of the addition of cross-claims, the following new shell letters and faxes have been also added:
LEC 01 LCCL Letter to Cross-Applicant/Solicitor
LEC 01 LCDF Letter to Cross-Respondent/Solicitor
LEC 02 FCCL Fax to Cross-Applicant/Solicitor
LEC 02 FCDF Fax to Cross-Respondent/Solicitor