Barrister Adam Coote has written a practice note titled Entering Default Judgment - A Caution.
A number of my instructors have recently had issues with the entry of default judgment against one defendant operating as a bar to later entering judgment against another defendant. It is an issue that can potentially arise on a regular basis and caution should therefore be exercised before entering default judgment in certain circumstances.
Adam has a common law and general commercial practice, with an emphasis on trial work.
He appears in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts and VCAT. These appearances generally require involvement in the interlocutory stages as well as final hearings. He also appears in both private and compulsory mediations in his areas of practice.