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Release date: 2021

Civil Litigation Handbook


The goal of Civil Litigation Handbook is how to use the white book in law (CPR), moreover it teaches students about the steps and processes needed to bring and defend civil litigation claims. It goes from the beginning to the end of the Civil Litigation process in a logical order and covers everything in the Bar Course curriculum, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else.

Text that is easy to understand will help you answer the multiple-choice and short-answer questions on the exam that are based on your knowledge. When you open a chapter, you will see that it has one or more parts of the CPR rules and statutes that you can test yourself on. We have emphasised what we think is important, such as the different parts of the tests that need to be met for certain applications under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). The Hanbook works with the White Book and shows the law student how to use the white book (law).

The book is organised and written in an easy-to-understand way. It focuses on the most important parts of the process and gives helpful advice on how to do them. The material is set up and written in a way that makes it easy for a student in their last year of law school or a new lawyer to understand how what they've learned in their degree studies applies in the real world and use that knowledge both during practical legal training and in their job.


The chapters themselves are made up of subheadings that are a perfect match for both the course outline and the test questions. At the end of each chapter, there is an extra table that tracks your progress through the course material. This way, you can be sure that you have studied everything you need to know for the 2023 Civil Litigation MCQs by the time you get to chapter final.

This is one of the last courses students take before they become barrister or solicitor. It is hard because there are so many CPR rules to follow. Studnets frequenlty struggle with how to use the white book in law. You might have a good case, but if you forget the rules, you could lose and have to pay  costs. This is the subject of this course book.





Through this Law Book, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the core principles of Civil Litigation.

  • Critically assess challenging mock factual scenarios and be able to pick out legal issues in all examinable areas of Civil Procedure

  • Apply their knowledge when sitting a formal assessment.

  • Present a reasoned argument and make a judgment on competing procedural law viewpoints.

  • Make use of technical legalistic vocabulary in the appropriate manner. 

  • Be responsible for their learning process and work in an adaptable and flexible way.

The aim and purpose of this book of the law is to:​

  • In order to give a structure for thinking about civil litigation within the context of professional examinations;

  • Encourage the development of abilities in problem solving and critical thinking as part of the conflict resolution process;

  • In order for students to acquire a firm knowledge of the fundamental principles and ideas of civil litigation, and to build on that understanding with comprehensive WB commentary in a seamless manner, a platform has to be established.

Chapter 1   

Introduction to Civil Procedure, Practice Directions, The Civil Courts, Issuing claims, Service


Chapter 2         

Responding to claims, Default Judgement, Interim Applications ions, Interim Payments

Chapter 3      

Summary Judgment, Statements of Case, Further Information, Parties, Multiple Causes of Action

Chapter 4   

Overriding objective, Case management and directions, Stand-ard Disclosure, Specific Disclosure

Chapter 5

Limitation, Striking out and Sanctions, Discontinuance

Chapter 6

Interim injunctions, Interim applications, Amendment

Chapter 7     

Menu Disclosure, Privilege, Norwich Pharmacal, pre-action and non-party, Part 20 Claims

Chapter 8        

Civil Evidence

Chapter 9    

Costs: general principles, Costs: costs orders at interim hearings and trials, Offers to settle (Part 36), Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting

Chapter 10        

Appeals, Judgements, Interest

Chapter 11        

Experts, Enforcement I

Chapter 12        

Security for Costs, Costs Management, Enforcement II



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