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O'Hare & Browne: Civil Litigation 19th ed

ISBN13: 9780414072107
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414063921
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Promo
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £99.00

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This book explains how the Civil Procedure Rules work in practice. The book covers the entire spectrum of civil litigation in a general and basic way. It provides a step-by-step guide through all stages of a civil action, from funding through to trial, costs, enforcement and appeals.

It is applicable to all civil litigation fee earners, barristers practising in civil litigation, trainee solicitors and barristers, and LPC (Legal Practice Course) and BVC (Bar Vocational Course) students and as such the market consists of students (though less so in recent years given an increase in student textbooks in this area), trainee solicitors and barristers, and new practitioners. It functions well as a transitional text offering more practical advice than a student textbook but still at a fairly basic level, making it useful for new practitioners but perhaps less so for experienced ones, who would likely go straight to the White Book for their information. Although it does not follow its exact structure, this book mirrors the White Book, and is cross-referenced to it. That is, rather than covering everything the White Book does, it picks out the parts of the Civil Procedure that the authors feel are most in need of additional guidance. It is therefore a complementary text to the White Book, and serves as a feeder to it. The book is also an excellent refresher text.

By publishing every two years the authors are able to analyse and comment upon the changes as they evolve and bed down. This keeps the text fresh and topical, as it needs to be because the CPR is amended up to four times a year (and the White Book is supplemented in tandem).


  • Provides a practical, comprehensive and detailed guide covering all areas of civil litigation in the High Court and County Court
  • Explains how the Civil Procedure Rules work in practice
  • Guides you through the procedure involved in any civil matter
  • Covers all stages of litigation in a logical sequence from pre-action to enforcement and appeals
  • Expert authors provide tactical and strategic advice, tips and solutions
  • Includes examples to help clarify what you need to do
  • Deals with costs and funding
  • Provides references to court forms and relevant rules
  • Refers to the Civil Procedure Rules and the White Book
  • Fully up to date with the latest legislative developments
  • Written in a concise and accessible narrative style, made easily navigable with helpful and frequent subheadings

Courts and Procedure
Civil Litigation in Outline.
Funding Civil Litigation.
Personal Injury Damages.
Limitation of Actions.
The Preliminary Stages of Litigation.
Parties to Actions.
Service of Documents.
From Issue to Allocation.
Part 8 Claims.
Cases with a foreign element.
Drafting Statements of Case.
Interim Applications.
Drafting Applications, Witness Statements and Affidavits.
Default judgment.
Admissions and Requests for Time to Pay.
Disposal Hearings.
Part 20 Claims.
Summary Judgment.
The Small Claims Track (Part 27).
The Fast Track (Part 28).
The Multi-Track (Part 29).
Cases not governed by standard track allocation.
Interim Payments.
Security for Costs.
Interim Injunctions (Part 25).
Change of Solicitors.
Part 36 Offers and Payments.
Disclosure and Inspection.
Fact Management.
Judicial Case Management.
Termination of an action by consent.
Preparations for trial.
Costs Payable by One Party to Another.
Costs: Special Cases.
Enforcement of Money Judgments.
Enforcement of Other Judgments.
Applications to set aside or vary orders.
Appeals up to the Court of Appeal.
Appeals to the House of Lords.