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Book review: APIL Guide to Model Pleadings and Applications

APIL Guide to Model Pleadings and Applications; Martin Bare, Richard Copnall, Simon Thorp and Andrew Axon, Jordan Publishing, £65, ISBN: 978 0 85308 949 0

29 June 2007

Personal injury claims have come in for much criticism and change in recent times. With the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules and the need for a ‘cards on the table approach’ one would hope for a trend towards co-operation and openness between the parties.

This is not always the case. Often the parties are cautious about presenting full and detailed pleadings. This leads in turn to ‘a cards to the chest’ approach, contrary to the spirit of CPR which in turn increases costs, delay and complexity.

In this timely book we see a comprehensive, time-saving collection of pleadings and applications for court orders. An exhaustive set of over 50 claimant pleadings is supplied, together with a selection of more than 20 model applications, designed to meet the needs of a claimant solicitor at every stage of an action.

As the authors explain the book is ‘intended to be a guide towards using pleadings and applications in the most efficient and effective way...

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