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Readership: All civil practitioners, both solicitors and barristers, and also legal executives and non-qualified fee earners.
Stuart Sime, Course Director, Bar Professional Training Course, City University London, and Derek French, Legal writer and editor
Professor Stuart Sime 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. In his early career he spent a number of years in the litigation department of the Treasury Solicitor's Office. He is joint Editor of Blackstone's Civil Practice, the author of A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure and co-author of A Practical Approach to ADR (all published by OUP).
Derek French is principal author of 29 editions of Mayson, French and Ryan on Company Law, author of two editions of Applications to Wind Up Companies and one of Model Articles of Association for Companies, editor of 16 editions of Blackstone's Statutes on Company Law and co-editor of 13 editions of Blackstone's Civil Practice, all published by OUP.
"This Guide is exactly what the profession requires. The authors have analysed the changes in the Act, the secondary legislation and the Civil Procedure Rules in a clear and systematic way, making it easy to understand the changes and their impact." - Mr Justice Ramsey, Royal Courts of Justice
1: Introduction: Jackson Review
2: Transitional Provisions
3: Legal Aid
5: Case Management
6: Costs Management
7: Costs Capping Orders
11: Part 36 Offers
12: Alternative Dispute Resolution
14: Damages for Personal Injuries, Suffering, Distress
15: Specialist Proceedings
Relevant provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, Sections 58 to 58C
Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013
Update 60 to Practice Directions
Other Statutory Instruments