Practical Guide to Civil Litigation 2nd ed
Published: November 2005
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Price: Out of print
A Practical Guide to Civil Litigation, now in its second edition, is a popular work explaining the process of civil litigation in the High Court and county courts. Over 40 chapters guide the reader through each step of the claim.
Each chapter sets out clearly the requirements of the CPR with a discussion of the relevant case law, together with the practical demands of how the rules operate in practice. In addtion there is valuable advice on core litigation skills such as interviewing, drafting, research and advocacy.
Written by a team of lawyers with considerable experience of both legal practice and legal education, A Practical Guide of Civil Litigation provides unparalleled commentary on the process of conducting litigation, whether for the claimant or defendant.
- the new fixed costs regime and other developments concerning costs and funding
- the introduction of new protocols for disease and illness and housing disrepair cases
- important new cases on effective service including Mersey Docks Property Holdings v Kilgour and Anderton v Clwyd County Council
- expanded coverage of issue of proceedings including Court of Appeal guidance in Hashtroodi v Hancock on the exercise of judicial discretion
- a discussion of recent authorities examining the tension between disclosure and legal professional privilege
- introduction of the new CJC protocol for experts giving evidence at court
- further develpoments concerning Part 36 including Court of Appeal guidance in Trustees of Stokes Pension Fund v Western Power