Trusted by generations of students and litigators, A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure is a classic text which guides you through the maze of procedural requirements utilized by the civil courts. Written by an expert in the field, and co-editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice, this book is unrivalled in its detail of the various stages of a civil claim, making it essential reading for students and newly qualified litigators alike.
Taking a thoroughly practical focus throughout, the book charts the progress of a typical civil litigation claim, from funding litigation and issuing and serving proceedings, through to trial, enforcement, and appeal. Full coverage of alternative dispute resolution is also included. Relevant sample documentation is featured throughout and introduces the reader to the forms and documents which will be encountered in practice, while key point summaries featured at the end of chapters highlight the essential points covered.
A range of web links to key related sources support students looking to read around the subject and develop their understanding.
Table Of Contents:
Contents:1: Introduction2: Funding litigation3: The civil courts4: Overriding objective and human rights5: Pre-action protocols6: Issuing and serving7: Renewal of process8: Part 8 claims and petitions9: Low value road traffic accident claims10: Alternative dispute resolution11: Service outside the jurisdiction12: Responding to a claim13: Default judgment14: Statements of case15: Track allocation and case management16: Costs management17: Costs capping and protection18: Requests for further information19: Parties and joinder20: Additional claims under Part 2021: Limitation22: Amendment23: Interim applications24: Summary judgment25: Interim payments26: Security for costs27: Small claims track28: Fast track29: Multi-track30: Striking out, discontinuance, and stays31: Disclosure32: Witness statements and affidavits33: Hearsay34: Admissions and documentary evidence35: Experts36: Offers to settle37: Sanctions38: Listing and pre-trial reviews39: Trial40: References to the Court of Justice of the European Union41: Judgments and orders42: Interim injunctions43: Freezing injunctions44: Search orders45: Norwich Pharmacal and related disclosure orders46: Costs47: Qualified one-way costs shifting48: Enforcement49: Judicial review50: Appeals