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A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (24th edn)

Stuart Sime
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date: 05 December 2023

1p. 1 Introductionlocked

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  • Stuart SimeStuart SimeAssociate Dean and Head of Department, The City Law School, City, University of London


The civil courts perform the important function of resolving disputes that cannot be resolved by agreement between the parties. This introductory chapter briefly sets out the book’s focus, namely the mechanics of how legal and equitable rights are asserted, determined, and enforced through the civil courts. It then discusses the legal profession, lawyers’ duties, initial instructions, confidentiality and conflict of interest, pre-action correspondence, and the main stages in court proceedings.

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