The fundamentals of all Australian civil jurisdictions are substantially the same but each jurisdiction is still unique and has its own particular characteristics. This book by Bernard Cairns, the well-regarded author of Australian Civil Procedure, puts the fundamentals of the civil litigation system into a Queensland context. Principles of Civil Procedure in Queensland is intended for students studying civil procedure or civil litigation. All topics prescribed for Civil Procedure for admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland are included in this book. Developments since the first edition: o Class actions would need greater attention as Queensland has introduced class actions since previous edition was published. It follows the Federal scheme. o The growing scope of the QCAT’s functions makes for an important contrast with the formalities of civil court procedure. o Review of the course content by the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) favours a more policy-based approach, for example access to justice, cost and other barriers impeding access to the justice system.