Pleadings Without Tears: A Guide to Legal Drafting Under the Civil Procedure Rules

Paperback | May 30, 2012

byRoger Eastman, William Rose

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Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new eighth edition is fully updated to take account of Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes since the last edition.The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal drafting, enabling the reader to become more confident in approaching this often unnecessarily daunting subject. It focuses on core skills and fundamental rules while clearly addressing each stage of the process and goes beyonda straightforward setting out of the precedents and authorities relevant to statements of case. It gives clear examples of how to set out relevant matters with clarity and precision and encourages the reader to give full consideration to concise and clear identification of the subject matter of theaction, the issues of the case and the parties' respective positions in respect to those issues. With a wealth of practical examples and anecdotes - and illustrated throughout with cartoons - the light and entertaining style, combined with detailed analysis and explanation, enables the reader to easily acquire a good understanding of drafting.

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Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new eighth edition is fully updated to take account of Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes since the last edition.The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal draftin...

Roger Eastman was called to the Bar in 1978. He was appointed as a Deputy Queen's Bench Master in February 2003 and then as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit in July 2003. He was appointed a Queen's Bench Master in April 2009. After a traditional common law and crime pupillage, Roger Eastman developed a broad practi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:May 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Pillars of Understanding (General Principles)2. Getting the Show on the Road (The Claim)3. Making a Fight of It (The Defence and Counterclaim)4. The Right to Reply (The Reply)5. Don't Answer Back (Rejoinder, etc)6. Pray - Tell Me (The Request for Further Information)7. 'Just to Let You Know...' (The Answer to a Request for Further Information)8. Come and Join In (Additional Claims Against Third Parties)9. Pieces of Eight (The Part 8 Procedure)10. 'To Tell You The Truth...' (Witness Statements, and the Odd Affidavit)11. Just a Minute (Minutes and Agreed Orders)12. Bones of Contention (The Skeleton Argument)13. A Matter of Opinions (Opinion Writing)

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"Buy this enjoyable book!" --Veronica Newman, Barristerweb