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Civil Litigation

Fourteenth Edition

Lucilla Macgregor, Charlotte Peacey, and Georgina Ridsdale

July 2021

ISBN: 9780192844293

504 pages
Paperback
292x206mm

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Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £35.99

The most practical companion for students and trainee solicitors examining the law in practice, using extensive case studies and online resources to provide expert guidance on conduct and procedure.

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This text provides student-focused coverage of the key procedures central to the civil litigation process. Making use of innovative diagrams and two case studies which run throughout the book, the text clearly demonstrates how the procedures fit together, making it the perfect resource for students and trainee solicitors new to practice.

  • 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 level of knowledge and understanding
  • Extensive online resources include 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 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 22 July 2021. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2022

About the Author(s)

Lucilla Macgregor, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, University of West England, Charlotte Peacey, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, University of West England, and Georgina Ridsdale, Solicitor (non-practising), Senior Lecturer, University of West England

Lucilla Macgregor practised as a solicitor for 10 year undertaking mainly personal injury litigation. She has extensive teaching experience having been a Senior Lecturer on the BPTC at Nottingham Trent University and now on the BPTC and LPC at the University of the West of England. Her roles have included preparation of teaching materials and assessments. She holds a PGCHE, is an Accredited Advocacy Tutor (ATC), an ADR Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Charlotte Peacey practised as a solicitor for 6 years specialising in commercial litigation including professional negligence claims against solicitors and barristers. She has extensive teaching experience having been a Senior Lecturer on the LPC and BPTC at the University of the West of England since 2011. Her roles have included preparation of teaching materials and assessments as well as delivery of the Practical Legal Research and Advocacy skills based modules. She holds a PGCHE and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Georgina Ridsdale practised as a Solicitor for over 10 years specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She is a Senior Lecturer on the BPTC and LPC at the University of the West of England. Her roles have included preparation of teaching materials and assessments. Georgina teaches civil litigation, resolution of disputes out of court, commercial dispute resolution, family, advocacy and client care. Georgina is an ADR accredited mediator.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:A modern litigation approach
    3:Costs information to the client and funding options
    4:The nature, extent, and recovery of legal costs
    5:Alternative dispute resolution
    6:The first client meeting and initial considerations
    7:Pre-action substantive matters
    8:Pre-action protocols
    9:Starting your court action and serving it on the defendant
    10:Defending a claim
    11:Drafting statements of case
    12:Case management
    13:Interim applications - general considerations
    14:Interim applications - common types
    15:Part 36 offers and offers to settle outside part 36
    16:Disclosure and inspection
    17:Witness statements and documentary evidence
    18:Experts and expert evidence
    19:Trial, settlement, and appeals
    20:Assessment of cost proceedings
    Appendix 1: additional chapters (online only)

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
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 22 July 2021. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2022.

The fourteenth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
    _ _ _ The online resources include: case study documentation to support the fictional scenarios referred to in the book; additional chapters covering injunctions, a practical guide to court hearings, instructions to counsel and enforcements of judgment; annotated forms; appendix (links to key Court forms); litigation train timeline to help students put the litigation process in context; podcasts; weblinks; additional case study materials for lecturers, including suggested answers to case study questions; video clips; and a test bank of over 50 multiple choice questions.

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