This legislative guide is a resource for judicial officers, tribunal members, registry staff, legal practitioners and other court users who are learning about the regime provided for by the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014 (External link) (Vic) ('the Act') or who might seek to refer to the Act at some point in the future.

 The Act allows specified courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make various types of litigant restraint orders, which increase in restrictiveness in accordance with a person's litigation history and pattern of vexatious behaviour.

The Act aligned the former regimes for making vexatious litigant orders in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008and the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 with the regime established by the Act, to the extent appropriate. As a result, there is a single framework for managing vexatious litigants operates across all types of proceedings in Victoria.

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