1: The growing focus on 'Effective' Litigation 2: An Overview of the Litigation Process 3: Dispute Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution Options 4: Legal Practitioners and the developing Professional Context 5: Advising a Client and Taking Instructions 6: Financing Litigation 7: Establishing and Analysing Facts 8: Making best use of relevant Law 9: Defining Issues 10: Joining the right Parties 11: Legal Letters and Opinions 12: Drafting Statements of Case 13: Pursuing Appropriate Remedies 14: Defending an Action 15: Track Allocation and Directions 16: Active Case Management and the use of Sanctions 17: Costs Management and Budgeting 18: Evidence, Disclosure and Witness Statements 19: The potential roles of Experts 20: Procedural Rules as Practical Tools 21: Managing Risk and Cost Benefit Assessment 22: Settling a Case and Part 36 offers 23: Preparing a Case for trial and drafting Skeleton Arguments 24: Presenting a Case in Court 25: Costs Orders and Costs Shifting 26: Enforcing a Judgment 27: Challenging a Judgment 27: Your Practice
Professor Susan Blake is Associate Dean at City Law School, City University London. She worked at the Bar for 3 years, in civil and family practice. She was Programme Director of the Bar Vocational Course in its early years, and has more recently developed LLM provision. She is co-author of A Practical Approach to ADR and The Jackson ADR Handbook, both published by Oxford University Press.