Readership: Primary: civil law practitioners (solicitors, barristers, the judiciary); students on the Bar Professional Training and Advanced Legal Practice Courses. 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"[I]t is impressively comprehensive but compact! - Kate Elsmore, Professional Support Lawyer, Mayer Brown LLP
"[C]learly presented and convenient to navigate. It is concise, but at the same time appears to contain a helpful level of detail. I've found myself referring to it as a first point of reference, often to check a point of procedure in a hurry.... I've already recommended the commentary to colleagues (and my copy has already been borrowed)." - Douglas Paine, Barrister, One Essex Court
"I think that this commentary edition is quite excellent. My impressions so far are that it strikes just the right balance between economy and coverage. It is incisive and up to date, deals with some of the important subsidiary points, and it is easy to find things - perhaps the most important feature of all." - Shantanu Majumdar, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers
"Blackstone's is the most helpful volume [of the Civil Court Books] - therefore the commentary on its own makes a useful, if not essential, addition to the armoury." - Ian Beeby, Advocate
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