The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years on

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Ten years after the Civil Procedure Rules changed the landscape of civil justice in England and Wales, this book presents an analysis, by some of the leading judges, academics and practitioners involved in civil litigation in this country, of the effectiv

Author Biography

After graduating in Philosophy, Deirdre Dwyer gained a second degree in Law, and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. Her monograph on The Judicial Assessment of Expert Evidence was published in 2008.
Dr. Dwyer is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, and a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. Her current research interests are in the principles of civil evidence and the origins of modern English civil procedure. She lectures in Evidence and Civil Procedure to graduate students at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Dwyer serves as the book reviews editor for the International Commentary on Evidence, as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and will be one of the editors of the 17th (2010) edition of Phipson on Evidence.

Table of Contents

'A New Procedural Code'?
The Woolf Reforms: a singular event or an ongoing process?
Civil litigation: what is it for?
What is the meaning of CPR r 1.1(1)?
Case Management
'Actively': the word that changed the civil courts
Litigation management under the CPR: a poorly-used management infrastructure
Summary judgment and the Civil Procedure Rules
Group litigation, class actions and collective redress: an anniversary reappraisal of Lord Woolf's three objectives
Costs and Funding
A blot on the landscape
Costs orders as a case management tool
Costs-shifting, security for costs, and class actions: lessons from elsewhere
Litigation, cost, funding and the future
Civil Procedure
CPR r 32.1(2): Case management tool or broad exclusionary power?
Disputes of fact in interim applications
Proportionality and suitability of the disclosure regime under the CPR
Experts and Woolf: have things got better?
The role of the expert under CPR Part 35
alternative dispute resolution
ADR after the CPR: have ADR initiatives now assured mediation an integral role in the civil justice system in England and Wales?
Alternative dispute resolution, the threat of adverse costs, and the right of access to court
the CPR and Europe
Civil procedure in the European order: an overview of the latest developments
The influences of the CPR on civil procedure and evidence reform in the Netherlands 3
The ethos of the Woolf Reforms in the transformations of post-socialist civil procedures: case study of Poland
Experiences of the CPR
The Woolf Reforms: What's the Verdict?
The Civil Procedure Rules ten years on: the practitioners' perspective
Some thoughts on the first seven and a half years of the CPR
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