A Practical Guide to Civil Litigation
Each chapter sets out clearly the requirements of the CPR with a discussion of the relevant case law, together with the practical demands of how the rules operate in practice. In addition there is valuable advice on core litigation skills such as interviewing, drafting, research and advocacy.Written by a team of lawyers with considerable experience of both legal practice and legal education, A Practical Guide of Civil Litigation provides unparalleled commentary on the process of conducting litigation, whether for the claimant or defendant.This book will be essential reading for solicitors, barristers, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and LPC/BVC/legal executive students.COVERED IN THIS EDITION• the fixed costs regime and other developments concerning costs and funding• the introduction of protocols for disease and illness and housing disrepair cases• important cases on effective service including Mersey Docks Property Holdings v Kilgour and Anderton v Clwyd County Council• expanded coverage of issue of proceedings including Court of Appeal guidance in Hashtroodi v Hancock on the exercise of judicial discretion• a discussion of recent authorities examining the tension between disclosure and legal professional privilege• introduction of the CJC protocol for experts giving evidence at court• further develpoments concerning Part 36 including Court of Appeal guidance in Trustees of Stokes Pension Fund v Western Power
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