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.