Blackstones Guide to the Civil Justice Reforms 2013

Paperback | April 28, 2013

byStuart Sime, Derek French

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The first practical guide to the procedural reforms due to be implemented in April 2013, this essential text explains the wide-ranging recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs (MoJ, 2009) dealing with the costs of civil litigation. These changes have been described by Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff as representing 'the most significant change to the civil justice system since the Woolf reforms in 1999'. Following the recommendations in the Review, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 waspassed and other changes will be implemented through changes to the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. This is a clear and practical commentary on these extensive reforms, providing valuable guidance and detail on how the changes will operate in practice. It includes useful tables detailing the changes for ease of access and well as selected appendices with the relevant material practitioners willneed to refer to.

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The first practical guide to the procedural reforms due to be implemented in April 2013, this essential text explains the wide-ranging recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs (MoJ, 2009) dealing with the costs of civil litigation. These changes have been described by Law Society president Lucy...

Professor Stuart Sime 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. In his early career he spent a number of years in the litigation department of the Treasury Solicitor's Office. ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pagesPublished:April 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685150

ISBN - 13:9780199685158

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Jackson Review2. Transitional Provisions3. Legal Aid4. Funding5. Case Management6. Costs Management7. Costs Capping Orders8. Disclosure9. Experts10. Costs11. Part 36 Offers12. Alternative Dispute Resolution13. Appeals14. Damages for Personal Injuries, Suffering, Distress15. Specialist ProceedingsAppendix 1:Relevant provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012Appendix 2:Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, Sections 58 to 58CAppendix 3:Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013Appendix 4:Update 60 to Practice DirectionsAppendix 5:Other Statutory Instruments