Readership: Primary: civil law practitioners (solicitors, barristers, the judiciary). Secondary: academics and reference libraries in the UK and worldwide.
Editor-in-Chief The Rt Hon Lord Justice Maurice Kay, The Court of Appeal, Edited by Prof Stuart Sime, City Law School, and Derek French, Legal writer and editor
The Right Honourable Lord Justice Maurice Kay (Editor-in-Chief) is a Lord Justice of Appeal and Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). He was a professor of law before being called to the bar in 1975 where he practiced until becoming a High Court Judge in 1995.
Professor Stuart Sime (Editor) is the course director of the full-time bar professional training course at the City Law School, where he teaches civil litigation, commercial, and company law. He was a practising barrister until 2005.
Derek French (Editor) is a legal writer and editor across a wide range of titles.
Michael Walker (Editorial Advisory Board) is a District Judge, Wandsworth County Courts, presently on secondment to the Royal Courts of Justice.
Ivor Weintroub (Editorial Advisory Board) is a District Judge, Bournemouth County Court, and a Recorder of the Crown and County Courts.
Stuart Bridge (Editorial Advisory Board) is a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit and a Life Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge.
Review(s) from previous edition"A new friend, but now a constant companion. An essential first point of reference for all levels of civil law practitioners. - District Judge Sehdev, Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Centre
"Being in one volume and having a user-friendly index, it is an indispensable tool for the busy judge." - District Judge Ackroyd
"An up to date text book, reference book and exceptionally practical guide rolled into one priceless volume, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Blackstone's Civil Practice 2011 as an essential first point of call for all Deputy and Full Time District Judges (Civil). If you were to buy only one book to help you with all aspects of the civil jurisdiction then this is surely it." - District Judge Lumb, Midlands Circuit
"The book is absolutely fantastic and a necessary tool for every practitioner and academic with an interest in Civil Procedure." - Dr. Gregory Ioannidis, Barrister, Senior Lecturer in Law, Buckingham Law School
"No civil practitioner should be without the latest edition of Blackstone's Civil Practice. Concise yet compendious, this publication contains not only the full text of the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions, but also a clearly written commentary on all aspects of civil procedure (from commencement of proceedings all the way through to appeals and enforcement of judgments and orders). Blackstone's Civil Practice should be one of the core reference works in any civil practitioner's library." - David Wicks, Barrister, Pump Court Chambers
"Clear, weighty and attractively set out Blackstone's Civil Practice is a comprehensive resource for the civil practitioner." - Alison Hawes, Partner, TLT LLP
A: General Matters
B: Funding Litigation
C: Before Commencing a Claim
E: Responding to a Claim
G: Statements of Case
H: Interim Applications
I: Case Management
K: Discontinuance and Stays
N: Alternative Dispute Resolution
O: Appeals, Judicial Review, and CJEU References
Q: Insolvency Proceedings and Companies Matters
R: Mortgage Possession Claims
S: Anti-Social Behaviour and Harassment
T: Sale of Goods and Unfair Contracts
U: Human Rights and Civil Procedure
1: Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions
2: Pre-Action Protocols
3: Court Fees Orders
4: Selected Legislation