Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 June 2017

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780198787655

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Civil Litigation 2017-2018

Tenth Edition

Susan Cunningham-Hill and Karen Elder

Legal Practice Course Manuals

  • An accessible and engaging writing style lends an informal tone to what is often considered by students to be a procedural subject area
  • Two case studies, one on a personal injury matter and one on a breach of contract matter, provide realistic examples which help students put their learning into context and prepare them for life in practice
  • Diagrams in the form of a timeline feature at the start of relevant chapters and offer a visual representation of litigation procedure, enabling students to gain an overview of the connections between the various stages of the civil litigation process
  • Text boxes emphasize important practical considerations such as costs, best practice and professional conduct, as well as the Civil Procedure Rules
  • Self-test questions and key point summaries at the end of chapters help students assess their own level of knowledge and understanding
  • An extensive Online Resource Centre includes video footage relating to case studies within the book, an interactive litigation timeline, updates, podcasts, weblinks, and a test bank of over fifty questions for lecturers to test students' understanding of the subject
  • Access to the digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - 12 months' access to Law Trove must be redeemed by 30 June 2018

New to this Edition:

  • Updates to the SRA's Code of Conduct due to come into effect in 2017
  • Discussion of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, which will come into force in October 2017
  • Coverage of anticipated changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, taking into account plans to streamline court processes with increased use of online systems and electronic case management
  • Updates to Conditional Fee Arrangements

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