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One of the main objectives of the Civil Procedure Rules is the early settlement of cases. Under the new regime, civil litigators must now consider settlement at a very early stage or risk penalisation at costs stage. Therefore, all civil practitioners need to understand the new settlement procedures now. Written by the author of The Law and Practice of Compromise, this title has been designed with busy practitioners in mind. It provides a clear explanation of part 36 of the Rules and offers guidance and advice consistent with the philosophy underlying the reforms. Relevant practice directions, forms and precedents are also included to help practitioners when drafting offers to settle for different circumstances. * A core text which will bring practitioners up to date with the practical implications of the new settlement procedure * Contains relevant practice directions, forms and precedents * Written in line with the spirit of the new Rules.