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Advanced civil litigation (professional negligence) in practice

Inns of Court School of Law, Institute of Law, City University, London

Oxford University Press, c2006

3rd ed

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Advanced civil litigation in practice

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Previous ed.: c2004

Includes bibliographical references and index

Description and Table of Contents

Description

This manual is designed to accompany the optional module of advanced civil litigation on the Bar Vocational Course, and is aimed at students who intend to practice in civil common law chambers. It is also a useful resource for legal practitioners. This manual uses professional negligence as a vehicle for examining the practical application of the rules and conventions of the civil justice system in the preparation and conduct of litigation. Particular emphasis is placed upon clinical negligence and solicitors' negligence actions.

Table of Contents

  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • INTRODUCTION AND SUBSTANTIVE LAW
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Clinical Negligence
  • 3. Solicitors' Negligence
  • 4. Other Professional Negligence Claims
  • 5. The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
  • CONDUCT AND MANAGEMENT PROCEEDINGS
  • 6. An Overview of Procedure
  • 7. Early Identification of the Issues
  • 8. Court Control
  • DRAFTING STATEMENTS OF CASE
  • 9. Drafting Professional Negligence Particulars of Claim
  • 10. Drafting Professional Negligence Defences
  • EVIDENCE
  • 11. Non-expert Evidence in Clinical Negligence Cases
  • 12. Expert Evidence in Clinical Negligence Cases
  • 13. Evidence in Solicitors' Negligence Cases
  • THE PRACTICAL CONTEXT
  • 14. Who's Who in Professional Negligence Claims
  • 15. Funding Professional Negligence Claims
  • 16. Alternative Approaches to Settling Disputes
  • APPENDIX 1
  • Practice Direction - Protocols
  • APPENDIX 2
  • Pre-action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims
  • APPENDIX 3
  • Pre-action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes
  • APPENDIX 4
  • Professional Negligence Pre-action Protocol (draft)
  • APPENDIX 5
  • Pre action Protocol for Claims against Solicitors
  • APPENDIX 6
  • Code of Guidance for Experts (draft)
  • APPENDIX 7
  • Clinical Negligence Practice Direction (draft)
  • Index

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