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A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

Twenty-third edition

Stuart Sime

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198858386

696 pages

In Stock

A Practical Approach

Price: £39.99

The perfect bridge between legal studies and practice; comprehensive and practically-focused handbooks on the key principles and procedures for students and trainee practitioners



Trusted by generations of students and litigators, this classic text is unrivalled in its detail and provides a thorough and highly practical overview of the key principles and procedures employed in the civil courts.

  • Written by an expert in the field, this text deftly guides you through the maze of procedural requirements utilized by the civil courts, ensuring that the reader is fully equipped with the necessary knowledge to steer a claim effectively and efficiently
  • Updated annually and covering all relevant statutory provisions, rules, practice directions, and case law, this book provides a detailed overview of all aspects of a civil litigation claim
  • Sample documentation included throughout enhances the pragmatic nature of the book and helps the reader prepare for successful litigation
  • Tables, flow charts, and key points summaries at the end of chapters help highlight key issues and assist learning
  • Access to a digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - 12 months' access to this title on Law Trove will be available from 15 July 2020. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2021

About the Author(s)

Stuart Sime

Stuart Sime is a Barrister and Course Director of the Bar Course at The City Law School, City, University of London and a co-editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice.

Table of Contents

    2:Funding litigation
    3:The civil courts
    4:Overriding objective and human rights
    5:Pre-action protocols
    6:Issuing and serving
    7:Renewal of process
    8:Part 8 claims and petitions
    9:Low value road traffic accident claims
    10:Alternative dispute resolution
    11:Service outside the jurisdiction
    12:Responding to a claim
    13:Default judgment
    14:Statements of case
    15:Track allocation and case management
    16:Costs management
    17:Costs capping and protection
    18:Requests for further information
    19:Parties and joinder
    20:Additional claims under Part 20
    23:Interim applications
    24:Summary judgment
    25:Interim payments
    26:Security for costs
    27:Small claims track
    28:Fast track
    30:Striking out, discontinuance, and stays
    32:Witness statements and affidavits
    34:Admissions and documentary evidence
    36:Offers to settle
    38:Listing and pre-trial reviews
    40:Remote hearings
    41:Judgments and orders
    42:Interim injunctions
    43:Freezing injunctions
    44:Search orders
    45:Norwich Pharmacal and related disclosure orders
    47:Qualified one-way costs shifting
    49:Judicial review

Additional Resources

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