Civil Litigation Handbook 2012-2013 (Legal Practice Course Guide)

Civil Litigation Handbook 2012-2013 (Legal Practice Course Guide)

by KarenElder (Author), SusanCunningham-Hill (Author)

Synopsis

The Civil Litigation Handbook introduces students to the processes and procedures involved in making and defending civil litigation claims. The text is ideal for students taking the Legal Practice Course and features case studies on both a personal injury matter and a commercial matter, making it suitable for students with either a high street or a commercial focus. Following the chronological progression of a civil litigation claim, the book offers practical guidance on advising clients whilst ensuring that the principles of the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011 are maintained. Students on ILEX courses, new trainees in practice and paralegals will find this practical guidance of use in both their study and their work. Innovative diagrams at the start of appropriate chapters make clear the way in which the litigation procedure works and help students understand the nature of the process as a whole. Examples provide students with a realistic context for their learning, while issues of cost, best practice, and professional conduct are clearly highlighted. Alternative dispute resolution is given appropriate practical emphasis, and references to the Civil Procedure Rules throughout make sure that students are ready for life in practice. Online Resource Centre Student Resources Case study documentation Additional chapters covering injunctions, assessment of costs proceedings and instructions to counsel Annotated forms Litigation train Podcasts Answers to self-test questions Updates Weblinks Lecturer Resources Case study materials Video clips Test bank of over 50 multiple choice questions

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 472
Edition: 2012 Edition
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 09 Aug 2012

ISBN 10: 0199657181
ISBN 13: 9780199657186

Author Bio
Susan Cunningham-Hill is a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University. She has extensive experience of teaching civil litigation to LPC students and has been involved in the preparation and delivery of litigation courses. She has also practised as a solicitor for more than 20 years, predominantly in commercial and personal injury litigation. Karen Elder is a non practising solicitor, accredited commercial mediator, and a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University. She has extensive experience of teaching civil litigation to LPC students and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She practised as a solicitor for 14 years acting as both claimant and defendant in commercial construction and personal injury matters.