Practice Area: Litigation
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
Editor in Chief: Sir Geoffrey Vos
Publication Date: 31 Mar 2020
The White Book contains the sources of law relating to the practice and procedures of the High Court and the County Court for the handling of civil litigation, subject to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), and is supplemented by substantial and comprehensive expert commentary. The White Book is relied upon by more judges and lawyers than any other legal text and is trusted for its authority and commentary.
This year’s White Book publishes when the United Kingdom is in the process of exiting the European Union, which will in due course amend the CPR and related legislation. All changes after the main work is published will be covered by way of supplements.
The White Book, including supplements, is available in print, eBook powered by Thomson Reuters ProView™ and online at Westlaw UK. Intelligently connect your civil litigation work with our content, expertise and technologies.
For what's new and further information about the White Book, Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Q&A, and On Your Feet: A Practical Guide to Civil Advocacy
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN VOLUMES 1 & 2?
The White Book contains the sources of law relating to the practice and procedures of the High Court and the County Court for the handling of civil litigation, subject to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). These sources are supplemented by substantial and comprehensive expert commentary.
Volume 1 contains the core materials needed for practising in the civil courts – County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal. It is principally devoted to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), Practice Directions and Pre-Action Protocols, together with substantial and comprehensive expert commentary.
Section A – Full text of the Civil Procedure Rules (and Practice Directions) plus commentary
Section B – Miscellaneous Practice Directions & Guidance
Section C – Pre-Action Conduct and Protocols
Section D – Table of Time Limits
Section E - Glossary
Volume 2 contains materials relating to special procedures (CPR Parts 58 to 63, and Parts relating to Terrorism), Procedural and Court Guides, legislation and commentary on other, substantive, proceedings (eg. Housing, Business Tenancies, PI, and Insolvency) and commentaries on Contempt of Court, Limitation, Rights of Audience, ADR and Interim Remedies, and other general resources, including jurisdictional & procedural legislation.
Section A1 – Procedural Guides
Section 1 – Court Guides
Section 2 – Specialist Proceedings (Parts 58-63A & Companies Act Proceedings)
Section 3 – Other Proceedings (Housing, Business Tenancies, Contempt of Court, Human Rights, Insolvency, Personal Injury, Data Protection, Consumer Credit, Discrimination, Directors’ Disqualification, Civil Recovery, European Procedures (Part 78), Prevention of Terrorism (Parts 76, 79, 80, 88), Devolution, Employment)
Section 4 – Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Section 5 – European Jurisdiction
Section 6 – Administration of Funds, Property & Affairs
Section 7 – Costs & Litigation Funding (this section now houses the relocated pre-1 April 2013 Costs Parts (Parts 43x to 45x)
Section 8 – Limitation
Section 9 – Jurisdictional & Procedural Legislation
Section 10 – Court Fees
Section 11-15 – Litigation & Procedural Topics (CPR, Rights of Audience,
ADR, Interim Remedies)
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