Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009 by Stuart SimeBlackstone's Civil Practice 2009 by Stuart Sime

Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009

EditorStuart Sime, Derek French

Book & Toy | October 18, 2008

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Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009 provides authoritative expert description and analysis of the process of civil litigation in the county courts and in the High Court. It combines a unique narrative commentary with the full text of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and Pre-ActionProtocols and Practice Guides. Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009 is the only civil court text to explain and analyse civil procedure in narrative chapters. Written by a team of expert practitioners and academics, the text follows the course of proceedings from funding litigation and commencement of a claim through toenforcement of judgments. The text offers lucid, practical guidance to the effective conduct of litigation - providing detailed guidance on both the general conduct of litigation and more specialist areas such as judicial review, landlord and tenant and possession proceedings, sale of goods, andconsumer credit. The narrative is supported by procedural checklists, giving quick access to details of required actions, time limits and applicable Rules and Practice Directions. The text is also cross-referenced to comprehensive appendices containing scrupulously edited and up-to-date texts of the Civil ProcedureRules, Practice Directions, Pre-Action Protocols and Court Guides and selected procedural legislation. All copies of Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009 come complete with a CD-ROM, which is issued simultaneously with the bound book. The CD-ROM includes hypertext linking for, among other things, references to the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. The CD-ROM also includes all relevantforms. The book will be comprehensively updated by a paper supplement, included in the price, containing updates to the CPR and case law. The book is also accompanied by a regularly updated companion web site.The 39 Procedural Checklists in Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009 are available from IRIS Laserform. These step-by-step guides will save you valuable time, reduce risk and ensure successful case management. Practices will also benefit from the embedded hyperlinks to the MoJ website, for the CivilProcedure Rules and Practice Directions, and other websites for instant access to additional information and know-how. For more information, please contact IRIS Laserform by email at
Stuart Sime is the course director of the full-time bar vocational course at the Inns of Court School of Law, where he teaches civil litigation, commercial and company law. He was a practising barrister until 2005. In his early career he spent a number of years in the litigation department of the Treasury Solicitor's Office. He is aut...
Title:Blackstone's Civil Practice 2009Format:Book & ToyDimensions:3392 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.97 inPublished:October 18, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PROCEDURAL CHECKLISTSGENERAL MATTERS1. The Overriding Objective and Sources of Procedural Law2. Court Organisation3. Computing Time4. RemediesFUNDING LITIGATION5. Funding Litigation6. Conditional Fee Agreements7. Community Legal ServiceBEFORE COMMENCING A CLAIM8. Pre-action Protocols9. Notices before ActionCOMMENCEMENT10. Limitation11. Where to Start Proceedings12. Issuing Proceedings13. Part 8 Claims14. Joinder and Parties15. Filing and Service16. Service outside the JurisdictionRESPONDING TO A CLAIM17. Admitting the Claim and Requesting Time to Pay18. Acknowledging Service and Filing a Defence19. Disputing the Court's Jurisdiction20. Default JudgmentSOLICITORS21. Acting by a Solicitor22. Change of SolicitorSTATEMENTS OF CASE23. Claim Form24. Particulars of Case25. Schedule of Loss and Damage26. Defending a Claim27. Reply and Subsequent Statements of Case28. Counterclaims29. Additional Claims under Part 2030. Further Information31. Amendments to Statements of CaseINTERIM APPLICATIONS32. Applications and Interim Orders33. Striking Out34. Summary Judgment35. Possession Claims against Trespassers36. Interim Payments37. Interim Injunctions38. Freezing Injunctions39. Search Orders40. Interim Delivery Up of Goods41. Inspection of PropertyCASE MANAGEMENT42. Case Management43. Small Claims44. Fast Track45. Multi-track46. Non-compliance, Sanctions and ReliefEVIDENCE47. General Law of Evidence48. Disclosure49. Witness Statements50. Affidavits51. Hearsay Evidence52. Experts and AssessorsDISCONTINUANCE AND STAYS53. Discontinuance54. StaysTRIAL55. Witness Summonses56. Giving Evidence without Attending Court57. Trial Bundles58. Trial by Jury59. Trial60. Non-attendance61. Judgments and Orders62. InterestCOSTS63. Solicitor and Own Client Costs64. Part 36 Offers65. Security for Costs66. Costs Orders67. Fixed and Predictable Costs on Judgments etc.68. Assessment of CostsALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION69. Arbitration Claims70. Alternative Dispute ResolutionAPPEALS, JUDICIAL REVIEW AND EC REFERENCES71. The Appeals System72. Hearing of Appeals73. Appeals to the House of Lords74. Judicial Review75. References to the European Court of JusticeENFORCEMENT76. Enforcement77. Enforcement of Foreign Judgments78. Committal and SequestrationINSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS AND COMPANIES MATTERS79. Winding Up and Administration of Registered Companies80. Bankruptcy81. Insolvency Applications and Appeals82. Applications under the Companies Acts and Related Legislation83. Director DisqualificationLANDLORD AND TENANT AND POSSESSION PROCEEDINGS84. Leases and Licenses85. Forfeiture86. Introduction to the Statutory Codes87. Assured Tenancies under the Housing Act 198888. Recovering Possession under the Housing Act 198889. Secure Tenancies under the Housing Act 198590. Homelessness and Housing Act 1996 Appeals91. Protection from Eviction92. Mortgage Possession Proceedings93. Business TenanciesANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND HARASSMENT94. Anti-social Behaviour and HarassmentSALE OF GOODS AND CONSUMER CREDIT95. Sale of Goods96. Supply of Goods and Services97. Unfair Contract Terms98. Consumer CreditHUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE99. Human Rights and Civil ProcedureTERMINOLOGY100. Changes in Terminology made by the CPRAPPENDIX 1: CIVIL PROCEDURE RULES 1998 AND PRACTICE DIRECTIONSAPPENDIX 2: PRE-ACTION PROTOCOLSAPPENDIX 3: COURT GUIDESAPPENDIX 4: FORMSAPPENDIX 5: COURT FEES ORDERSAPPENDIX 6: SELECTED LEGISLATION

Editorial Reviews

"This is a very useful book. The topics are divided up extremely well, pulling together rules, law and practical points from diffuse sources in a logical and user-friendly way assisted by the clear layouts and index. I found fast clear answers to a number of points...and the organisation ofthe material acts as an effective reminder of all the relevant steps. This book, which is nicely produced and pleasant to handle, is therefore helpful to the experienced and inexperienced alike. It is in use a great deal amongst my team at all levels." --Julie Bond, Partner and Head of Litigation (Oxford office), Manches LLP