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White Book Service 2019, The
White Book Service 2019, The
Volume 1 Service
Practice Area:  Litigation
ISBN:  9780414000544
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Mar 2019
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The clear voice on civil procedure.

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 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, are 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.

2019 Edition – What’s New?


The new edition of the White Book publishes when the United Kingdom is in the process of exiting the European Union. It remains unclear what the exact effect of this will be for the Civil Procedure Rules and related legislation. The nature of any changes will depend on whether there is an exit deal and if so what its terms are. Whatever the exact terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union amendments to the CPR are anticipated and at the time of finalising the main work volumes for press, amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules as a result of the UK exiting the EU (Brexit) had been published in draft form (the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (Draft SI)). The White Book will cover these changes by way of supplements published as soon as possible after changes are announced. The supplements will be available in print, on Proview (both standalone and consolidated) and White Book on Westlaw (consolidated). Where amendments are anticipated at the time of writing, they are indicated in the relevant commentary to the CPR in the main volumes.

The 2019 Edition of the White Book covers the following updates to commentary, new case law, the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and court guides.

CPR Updates
Updates to the Civil Procedure Rules and accompanying Practice Directions introduced by the 101st, 102nd and 103rd CPR Updates.


Many new cases are included in the White Book 2019. For a full list of cases please visit www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/whitebook

Other legislation, commentary and forms

  • Amendments and additions introduced by the Civil Liability Act 2018
  • Amendments and additions introduced by the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act 2018
  • Commentary on the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (in force on 20 March 2019)
  • Practice Note: Business and Property claims in court issued by Chief Master Marsh (new December 2018 version replacing 2014 version) which applies to the Chancery Lists in the Business and Property Courts (Business List (ChD) (and its sublists), Competition List, Intellectual Property List, Property Trusts and Probate List, Revenue List)
  • PD51O – Senior Master Practice Note on the Electronic Working Pilot Scheme—Queen’s Bench Division
  • New Forms added to Civil Procedure Forms Volume (CD & Westlaw): JCPC Permission to Appeal Form and UKSC Permission to Appeal
  • Commentary to Part 11 (Disputing the Court’s Jurisdiction) has been fully revised and updated
  • Commentary to other key Parts and sections has been suitably revised in full and updated, including to Part 35 (Experts & Assessors) and the Pre-Action Protocols

For a full list of features, please visit www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/whitebook

The fifth edition of Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers. Depending on which format of the White Book 2019 you choose, your free copy will be delivered in the same format: it will be published in print, as an eBook using the award-winning ProView® app, and online with the White Book on Westlaw.

Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers, 5th ed

Your free copy of Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers, 5th Edition

Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers is a unique book. Produced in conjunction with Practical Law, this short and practical book tackles common practitioner questions on the effects of the 2013 Jackson reforms on costs and funding. It sets out to answer questions posed on topics ranging from funding of litigation, case and costs management and proportionality to settlement offers, QOCS and summary assessment. The fifth edition adds a significant number of new questions and answers; updates the existing questions and answers and revised commentary in light of new and ongoing case law and legislation in the fast-evolving costs and funding landscape post-Jackson.

Each chapter starts with introductory commentary covering relevant legislation, case law and Lord Justice Jackson’s Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report followed by the questions and answers, sub-divided under topics.

New coverage for the fifth edition includes case law such as Reynolds v One Stop Stores Ltd (on proportionality), Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence (on costs management), Cartwright v Venduct Engineering Ltd (on QOCS), Barton v Wright Hassall LLP (on LiPs) and Surrey v Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust (on funding and effect of Jackson and solicitor/client costs) and coverage of the implementation of the electronic bill of costs and the introduction of voluntary capped costs scheme for cases in certain courts from January 2019.

Edited by former Senior Costs Judge Peter Hurst, with contributions from District Judge Simon Middleton and barrister Roger Mallalieu, this is an authoritative and unique book that any practitioner involved with costs cannot afford to be without.

Subscribers to the White Book Service 2019 are offered this book – worth £99 – gratis as part of their subscription. 
The list of chapters is:

Chapter 1      Introduction
Chapter 2      Funding litigation 
Chapter 3      Proportionality
Chapter 4      Case and costs management
Chapter 5      Part 36 and other settlement offers including ADR and costs consequences
Chapter 6      Qualified one-way costs shifting
Chapter 7      Fixed costs; Indemnity costs; Litigants in person
Chapter 8      Assessments of costs and payments on account of costs
Chapter 9      The effect of the Jackson civil justice reforms on solicitor-client costs

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