Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013: The Commentary

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Prof Stuart Sime, Derek French
OUP Oxford, Sep 27, 2012 - Law - 1888 pages
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Adopting a distinctive narrative approach based on the chronology of a claim, Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013: The Commentary provides authoritative guidance on the process of civil litigation from commencement of a claim to enforcement of judgments. It addresses civil procedure in the county courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court as well as more specialist matters such as insolvency proceedings, sale of goods, and human rights, providing expert analysis on a comprehensive level. The narrative commentary is supported by the comprehensive Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 Procedural Checklists. 38 Procedural Checklists summarize the steps to be taken, and include invaluable information on documentation, time limits, and required actions, as well as applicable Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and Practice Directions (PD) in a concise format to provide an additional research tool. Straightforward navigation is ensured by a detailed and user-friendly index as well as a quick-reference guide inside the front cover, providing an alternative point of access for those more familiar with the CPR. Written by a team of expert practitioners and academics, it is an ideal tool for those requiring quality and in-depth analysis. The text is fully referenced to the CPR and PD making the book easy to use alongside other sources at your desk as well as in court. Turn to Blackstone's for reliable commentary from a team of experts on unfamiliar points of procedure and all your research needs. You may be interested to know that The Commentary is directly taken from the established full service volume, Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 which includes the text of the CPR and PD, Pre-Action Protocols, selected legislation, and court fees orders. Electronic versions of the Procedural Checklists in Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013 are available from IRIS Laserform.

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The Right Honourable Lord Justice Maurice Kay (Editor-in-Chief) is a Lord Justice of Appeal and Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). He was a professor of law before being called to the bar in 1975 where he practiced until becoming a High Court Judge in 1995.

Professor Stuart Sime (Editor) is the course director of the full-time Bar Professional Training Course at the City Law School, where he teaches civil litigation, commercial, and company law. He was a practising barrister until 2005.

Derek French (Editor) is a legal writer and editor across a wide range of titles.


Michael Walker (Editorial Advisory Board) is a District Judge, Wandsworth County Courts, presently on secondment to the Royal Courts of Justice.


Ivor Weintroub (Editorial Advisory Board) is a District Judge, Bournemouth County Court, and a Recorder of the Crown and County Courts.


Stuart Bridge (Editorial Advisory Board) is a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit and a Life Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge.

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