A practical approach to civil procedure


A practical approach to civil procedure

Stuart Sime

Oxford University Press, 2009

12th ed

  • : pbk

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Includes index



Trusted by generations of students and litigators, A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure is the perfect tool to guide you through the maze of procedural requirements employed in the civil courts. Written by an expert in the field, the book provides a wide-ranging and detailed overview of the key statutory provisions, rules, practice directions and case law which govern the various stages of a civil litigation claim making it essential reading for students and newly qualified litigators alike. Offering highly practical guidance throughout, the book charts the progress of a typical civil litigation claim ensuring that the reader is equipped with a thorough understanding of the key principles and procedures which underpin a civil claim from funding litigation and issuing and serving proceedings, through to trial, enforcement and appeal. Full coverage of alternative dispute resolution is also included. Relevant sample documentation is featured throughout and introduces the reader to the forms and documents which will be encountered in practice while key point summaries, featured at the end of chapters, highlight the essential points covered and ensure that the reader is aware of the necessary procedural rules which govern a particular topic. Updated annually, this twelfth edition has been fully revised in light of the latest statutory and case law developments in the area. Online Resource Centre A test bank of multiple choice questions and answers, fully referenced to the book, is available online and provides a valuable additional resource which can be used by lecturers to assess their students' understanding of topics covered in the book. The test bank can be uploaded to an institution's own virtual learning environment and can be fully customized by lecturers to match the structure and content of their course.


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The civil courts
  • 3. Overriding objective and human rights
  • 4. Funding litigation
  • 5. Pre-action protocols
  • 6. Alternative dispute resolution
  • 7. Limitation
  • 8. Issuing and serving proceedings
  • 9. Renewal of process
  • 10. Service outside the jurisdiction
  • 11. Responding to a claim
  • 12. Default judgment
  • 13. Statements of case
  • 14. Track allocation and case management
  • 15. Amendment
  • 16. Requests for further information
  • 17. Parties and joinder
  • 18. Additional claims under Part 20
  • 19. Part 8 claims and petitions
  • 20. Interim applications
  • 21. Summary judgment
  • 22. Striking out, discontinuance, and stays
  • 23. Interim payments
  • 24. Security of costs
  • 25. Small claims track
  • 26. Fast track
  • 27. Multi-track
  • 28. Sanctions
  • 29. Disclosure
  • 30. Norwich Pharmacal and related disclosure orders
  • 31. Experts
  • 32. Witness statements and affidavits
  • 33. Hearsay
  • 34. Admissions and documentary evidence
  • 35. Interim injunctions
  • 36. Freezing injunctions
  • 37. Search orders
  • 38. Listing and pre-trial reviews
  • 39. Trial
  • 40. References to the European Court of Justice
  • 41. Judgments and orders
  • 42. Offers to settle
  • 43. Costs
  • 44. Enforcement
  • 45. Judicial review
  • 46. Appeals

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