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(p. 524) 15. The civil process 

(p. 524) 15. The civil process
(p. 524) 15. The civil process

Steve Wilson

, Helen Rutherford

, Tony Storey

, and Natalie Wortley

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date: 18 June 2021

This chapter is a general introduction to civil litigation and the civil courts. It describes the process by which a civil claim is dealt with in the County Court or in the High Court. It provides an overview of the major case management powers possessed by the civil courts and discusses how these powers must be exercised to further the overriding objective of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (as amended) to deal with matters justly and at proportionate cost. A brief history of the development of the civil court rules is included. Some of the basic principles of civil evidence are discusses and the methods of enforcement of civil judgments are set out.

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