Vexatious litigant orders in South Australia: Time for a new look?

Jordan Tutton

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Discussions about the administration of justice routinely feature concerns about court delay and the efficient use of public resources, especially where an individual uses court resources to pursue vexatious litigation.1 Courts seek to protect themselves, the people involved in litigation, and the wider community from such litigation in various ways. In the most extreme cases, courts can exercise statutory powers to prohibit individuals from commencing actions without court permission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-567
Number of pages17
JournalAdelaide Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Vexatious litigation
  • Litigation
  • Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Supreme Court Act 1935


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