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Legal Representation and Jurisdictional Limit in Small Claims
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice is seeking views from relevant stakeholders in relation to possible amendment to the Small Claims Act to allow for:
- an increase in the jurisdictional claim limit;
- the removal or amendment of provisions of the Local Court Act that give litigants a discretion to commence proceedings under the Local Court Act or the
Small Claims Act where a matter involves a claim over $5,000; and
- the exclusion of legal practitioners and representatives, subject to limited exceptions in the discretion of the court, such as where a party suffers a disability, a party is a body corporate or government agency, or the matter involves complex questions of law or fact.
Submissions should be sent to:
Director, Legal Policy
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN NT 0801
Or by email to Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au
Closing date for submissions is 31 July 2013.
Last updated: 19 April 2016