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Law Resources: Civil Litigation

Civil Procedure Rules  


The rules, practice directions, pre-action protocols, forms, consultations, updates etc.

HMCTS Forms and Guidance  


Civil court forms and leaflets available in PDF.

Courtserve: Court Lists  

Publisher: Courtel Communications  

Electronic Disclosure  

Author:  Clive Freedman, Barrister  

Wiki set up by Clive Freedman (Barrister, Mediator, Arbitrator), of 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn. He was a Member of the Working Party chaired by Senior Master Whitaker which was set up by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, and which drafted CPR PD 31B and the Electronic Documents Questionnaire.

Supreme Court: Court Procedures  

Publisher: Supreme Court  

Law Resources: Civil Litigation: Scotland

Scottish Court Service  

Information on all aspects of the Scoittish Courts and how to take action. Including Rules, Practice Notes, Forms, Fees, Judgments.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals

Supreme Court  

The final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases. It hears appeals in criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population. Continues the work previously undertaken by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords.

Court of Appeal Civil Division  

We hear appeals against certain decisions by: all 3 divisions of the High Court of Justice and their specialist courts, including the Administrative Court county courts the Family Court We also hear appeals against certain decisions by the: Competition Appeal Tribunal Employment Appeal Tribunal Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) For all these cases we also handle applications for permission to appeal.

High Court: Senior Courts Costs Office  

We assess the costs and expenses incurred in civil litigation in order to decide how much: a successful party in litigation can recover from their opponent a barrister or solicitor can recover from public funds a client should have to pay their solicitor We can reduce these costs and expenses if necessary. We carry out this review in cases handled by: the Chancery, Family and Queen's Bench divisions of the High Court the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) the Court of Protection the County Court in London tribunals We also deal with costs assessments transferred to us from other county court centres and district registries and appeals against costs decisions made by the Legal Aid Agency.

The Directory: Government Departments

The Directory: Justice System

Civil Justice Council  

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the modernisation of the civil justice system. CJC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice.

Official Solicitor and Public Trustee  

The Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT) support the work of the MOJ. They carry out separate functions, although their respective trusts, estates and deputyships are managed by the same team. The Official Solicitor provides access to the justice system for vulnerable people who may have problems understanding it due to their age or disability. The Public Trustee acts as executor or administrator of estates and as the appointed trustee of settlements. OSPT works with the Ministry of Justice.

The Directory: Law Associations: Barristers

Chancery Bar Association (ChBA)  

A Specialist Bar Association for barristers whose practice consists primarily of chancery work.

The Directory: Law Associations: Lawyers

Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA)  

The only national association representing the interests of solicitors who practise or who aspire to practise as advocates in the Higher Courts. SAHCA was formed in 1994 following the enactment of the Courts and Legal Services Act, which broke the former monopoly enjoyed by barristers on rights of audience in the Higher Courts.

The Directory: Law Associations: Related

Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL)  

Representative body for costs lawyers - regulated legal professionals who specialise in the law relating to legal costs. Promotes the interests of costs lawyers and lobbies on their behalf. Also provides education and training for its members and the wider legal profession.

Civil Court Users Association (CCUA)  

Represents the interests of organisations that use the Civil Courts in England and Wales. The Association serves its members by lobbying the Department for Constitutional Affairs and HM Courts Service on litigation matters relevant to the credit industry and is focussed on improving the service provided by the courts for court users.

The Directory: Professional Associations

Institute of Professional Investigators  

Regulating and supporting all those involved in investigation activities, promoting a system of professional membership.

The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations

Association of British Insurers (ABI)  

Represents the collective interests of the UK's insurance industry. The Association speaks out on issues of common interest, helping to inform, and participate in, debates on public policy issues.