Author: Stuart Sime
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-06
Trusted by generations of students and litigators, A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure is the perfect guide to the complex procedural requirements employed in the civil courts. Written by an expert in the field and co-editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice, 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. Taking a thoroughly practical focus throughout, the book charts the progress of a typical civil litigation 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. Updated annually, this twentieth edition has been fully revised to incorporate coverage of ongoing changes in civil procedure, including developments to the rules and their impact on areas such as costs and funding.
Author: L. L. C. HSE Publishing Co., LLC
Release Date: 2017-12-15
This 2018 edition contains both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Advisory Committee Notes with amendments effective December 1, 2017. The Advisory Committee Notes are extremely useful in understanding and interpreting the Rules. Purchase the paperback in this highly rated series and get the Kindle edition for only $1.99.
Author: Barbara Allen Babcock
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
Release Date: 2006
The new edition of this accessible casebook captures the traditional and modern complexities of the subject while conveying the urgency, social significance, and intellectual depth of litigation procedure and the adversary system. Accompanied by a first-rate Teacher's Manual, CIVIL PROCEDURE: Cases and Problems, Third Edition, facilitates both teaching and learning. The casebook offers a wide range of advantages: begins with famous old cases on notice and the opportunity to be heard, helping students understand both jurisdiction and the procedural rules in a solid framework locates procedure within a larger constitutional context and sets the stage for upper level work in Procedure and Federal Courts establishes due process as a conceptual framework students can readily grasp and apply throughout the course engages students in the substantive fairness dimension of procedure that otherwise can become obscured by the specifics of procedural rules uses carefully edited classic cases to allow instructors to teach the art of close reading highlights the relationship between the adversary system and access to justice; attends to the role of women and minorities in all aspects of the civil procedure system demonstrates core doctrinal principles at work by presenting major Supreme Court precedents, followed by lively lower court decisions opens each chapter with a problem that brings the rules covered to life and accommodates different teaching styles by allowing the cases and notes to be taught with or without the problems problems are also designed to double as practice exam questions for students notes are short and focused on guiding student inquiry to enhance Socratic dialogue and avoid overwhelming the pedagogy of the cases Major changes for the Third Edition include: the introduction of new author Norman Spaulding, who draws on years of experience teaching from the book updates to coverage of jurisdiction in cyber-space revised section on class actions covering new cases and reform legislation more attention paid to ethical issues, as well as empirical and policy debates on the adversary system the completely revised and expanded section on summary judgment makes the Celotex standard comprehensible through its progeny and presents new data on the impact of the standard the popular Teacher's Manual -- an ideal resource for the new instructor --has been revised and reformatted to provide a thorough guide to teaching the first-year course and advanced topics, with detailed Socratic Q&A, explanations of problems, and comprehensive advice about structuring the course and approaches to teaching chapters and topics
Ten years after the Civil Procedure Rules changed the landscape of civil justice in England and Wales, this book presents an analysis, by some of the leading judges, academics and practitioners involved in civil litigation in this country, of the effectiveness of the Woolf Reforms, and the challenges facing civil procedure today.
Author: Gene R. Shreve
Release Date: 2013-08-14
This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.
Author: Marshal Chilenga
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Release Date: 2011
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this convenient volume provides comprehensive analysis of the legislation and rules that determine civil procedure and practice in Malawi. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the book's clear explanation of distinct terminology and application of rules.
Author: William Rose
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-05-17
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 beyond a 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 the action, 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.
Author: Stephen Gerlis
Release Date: 2012-12-06
1999 saw the greatest revolution in civil practice and procedure for over 100 years with the introduction of the civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions. Introduced as a result of Lord Woolf's report on the reform of the civil courts' Access to Justice, the new rules have revolutionized the way that civil disputes are now resolved. The emphasis is now on settlement and co-operation between the parties under the umbrella of the Overriding Objective. Also introduced was the principle of the proportionality, a new concept to civil practice. Reforms have also been carried out on contentious areas such as Experts, Disclosure and Costs. Case management has now been taken out of the hands of the lawyers and put firmly in the hands of the courts. As with any radical change in legal practice, teething problems have had to be dealt with and since the new rules were introduced there have been many amendments both to the rules and the Practice directions, as well as a whole new body of case law. It is imperative to all those in practice affected by such immense changes that they are put into an accessible format - and this new edition does exactly that. An invaluable and practical guide to the new procedures, it does not merely document the newest developments but also puts them in context of their practical application. Concise and extremely affordable this book will enable the busy practitioner to grasp the fundamental points with ease.
Author: David Crump
Release Date: 2012-06-14
The Sixth Edition includes new landmark cases and reflects recent changes in procedural rules and practice. While essentially a traditional casebook organized along the lines of the events in a lawsuit, this new edition of Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure retains the unique features that have made prior editions a success, including: • "Chapter Summary Problems" - optional comprehensive problems requiring the student to "put the chapter together" and apply to the problems the material addressed in the chapter • "Improving the System" sections challenging students to think more deeply about cutting-edge issues • Litigation documents showing actual litigation sequences, including the motion for summary judgment in Jones v. Clinton and excerpts from the jury selection, the court's charge, and the final arguments in Pennzoil Co. v. Texaco, Inc. • "How to Read This Case" notes precede particularly difficult cases • Traditional federal materials are supplemented with an introduction to differing practices of three benchmark states: California and Texas • A chapter devoted to Alternative Dispute Resolution methods Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure is supplemented annually. A comprehensive Teacher's Manual is available to professors. Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Steve Ouma
Publisher: African Books Collective
Release Date: 2013-12-29
This book presents a detailed and practical explanation of the law of Civil Procedure in Kenya. It discusses the principles of Civil procedure Law in a practical setting. The intricate points of law have been illustrated by examples, and in the introduction the subject has been dealt with by topics rather than in the strict order of sections in the Act and Rules. This has been done to avoid cross-referencing to enable users to adequately grasp the doctrinal aspects of the subject.
Author: Jennifer Corrin-Care
Release Date: 2013-01-11
The book compares the main rules of procedure that govern the conduct of civil cases in countries of the South Pacific region and explains their practical application in the context of the courts in which they operate. The text focuses on the rules that apply and on the High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules of 1964, which apply in the superior courts of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands, and the rules that apply in the superior courts of the Fiji Islands, Samoa and Tonga. It also fully discusses the new rules of civil procedure that are currently being introduced in Vanatu. The text describes recent changes to regional civil procedure rules and suggests further reforms. Legislative and case law developments are also discussed. This book is designed for use by legal practitioners and anyone interested in civil procedure in the South Pacific region. It will also be of use to teachers and students of South Pacific civil procedure, both at degree level and in professional legal training programmes.
Author: Robert Banks, Jr.
Release Date: 2017-11-17
If you practice in Tennesse courts, you will find the Fourth Edition of Tennessee Civil Procedure an invaluable asset that you will refer to day after day. Tennessee Civil Procedure provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure as they have evolved over time. At every stage in a proceeding, from the commencement of action and service of summons to post-trial motions and relief from judgment, you can look to Tennessee Civil Procedure for detailed and authoritative explanation. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.