Pleadings Without Tears has become established as one of the most successful books on practical legal drafting in the context of litigation. This new eighth edition is fully updated to take account of Civil Procedure Rule (CPR) changes since the last edition.
The book takes a practical and insightful look at the subject of legal drafting, enabling the reader to become more confident in approaching this often unnecessarily daunting subject. It focuses on core skills and fundamental rules while clearly addressing each stage of the process and goes beyond a straightforward setting out of the precedents and authorities relevant to statements of case. It gives clear examples of how to set out relevant matters with clarity and precision and encourages the reader to give full consideration to concise and clear identification of the subject matter of the action, the issues of the case and the parties' respective positions in respect to those issues.
With a wealth of practical examples and anecdotes - and illustrated throughout with cartoons - the light and entertaining style, combined with detailed analysis and explanation, enables the reader to easily acquire a good understanding of drafting.
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Roger Eastman was called to the Bar in 1978. He was appointed as a Deputy Queen's Bench Master in February 2003 and then as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit in July 2003. He was appointed a Queen's Bench Master in April 2009.
After a traditional common law and crime pupillage, Roger Eastman developed a broad practice. He is at home in most areas of contract and tort but has had a focus in personal injury litigation and professional negligence. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants, has acted for a wide spectrum of insurers and has covered an enormous range of industries.
The late William Rose was appointed a Circuit Judge in 1998. He was a member of the Board of Examiners of the Inns of Court School of Law between 1990 and 2001, and was Director of Studies at the Judicial Studies Board from 2002 to 2004. In 2004 he was appointed a Judicial Member of the Parole Board.
Review from previous edition: "[E]ssential reading for any young solicitor or barrister."
--New Law Journal
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110199652945