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Civil Litigation is a thorough, up to date and practical introduction to the Civil Procedure Rules and the principles and tactics used in pursuing a civil case. The civil process has been divided into five stages, starting with pre-action considerations, moving on to examine the issue and service of proceedings, before considering interim matters, trial and enforcement. The aim of the book is to equip readers with the knowledge necessary to enable them successfully to navigate their way through these stages. The text has a user-friendly structure and includes checklists and specimen documents which build up into a case study forming a useful overview of the civil litigation process. The appendices incorporate helpful templates, flow diagrams, case study documents and copies of the more common court forms used in civil litigation.
This edition incorporates developments in early neutral evaluation, contempt of court, pre-action disclosure, ADR, drafting statements of truth, security for costs, disclosure, legal professional privilege, without prejudice privilege, drafting witness statements, evidence of fact, expert evidence, Part 36, skeleton arguments, costs and proportionality, and enforcement.