Five Minutes On... Obtaining Information to Assist in Deciding Whether to Commence Court Proceedings

    View Authors June 2016

    Do you think you might have a claim but are unable to make a decision without obtaining further information? What can you do if someone else has the documents you want? This article briefly touches on some of the mechanisms that can be used to obtain information from other people before committing to commence proceedings: pre-action/preliminary discovery, freedom of information applications and reliance on rights afforded to members of corporations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).